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The Generalization of "NoSQL"

Based on this information (nb: the post is a short version of not all NoSQL databases are the same) I think the term “NoSQL” is doing all of the non-relational database options a disservice. The term “NoSQL” does help to argue with management that maybe a relational database is not the best option but that’s about where it’s usefulness ends.

I haven’t kept count of how many times I’ve heard this argument and its alternative “NoSQL is a (very) bad term”. What these seem to forget is that united under the NoSQL monicker the non-relational databases coped easier with all the attacks from detractors and brought them the deserved attention. Maybe it is a too wide term or even a meaningless one, but it served well in bringing awareness to polyglot persistence

Original title and link: The Generalization of “NoSQL” (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://kellabyte.com/2012/02/12/the-generalization-of-nosql/