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Microsoft coaches NoSQL options for Azure cloud

The Register writing about Microsoft initiative to bring NoSQL databases to the Azure cloud, Membase and MongoDB being mentioned in the article[1]:

The addition of NoSQL suits Microsoft - by bringing more people to Azure - and it suits the NoSQLers, because they get more Windows devs to support.

You can run NoSQL options like Mongo and Memcached on Azure after some fiddling and configuring. The goal now is to deliver a development, deployment, and management experience already familiar to those on Windows, SQL Server, and Visual Basic.

Is VMWare/Spring making the same bet for the Java world? Judging by the Spring Data initiative, plus Grails support for Redis, Grails support for MongoDB, I’d say they are.

A question that I’d like to clarify to myself is how popular is memcached in the Java world? My impression is that Java people have stayed away from memcached so far, using Java based solutions like EHCache or Terracotta, but I might be completely wrong.

Original title and link: Microsoft coaches NoSQL options for Azure cloud (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/12/windows_azure_nosql/