Werner Vogels in the post about Amazon DynamoDB:
We had been pushing the scalability of commercially available technologies to their limits and finally reached a point where these third party technologies could no longer be used without significant risk. This was not our technology vendors’ fault; Amazon’s scaling needs were beyond the specs for their technologies and we were using them in ways that most of their customers were not. A number of outages at the height of the 2004 holiday shopping season can be traced back to scaling commercial technologies beyond their boundaries.
Here is what I wrote about the history behind NoSQL databases:
Providing decent solutions, up to a point, to a wide range of problems and covering more scenarios than alternative storage solutions existing at that time, made relational databases the de facto storage for the last 30 years. But during the last years, more and more problems crossed the boundaries of what could have been considered decent solutions leading to the need for specialized, better than good enough alternative solutions. And thus NoSQL databases.
It feels rewarding to get such confirmation from people that are at the forefront of NoSQL.
Original title and link: The History of NoSQL: This Was Not Our Technology Vendors’ Fault ( ©myNoSQL)