about the future of data storage solutions, including NoSQL databases:
Q: Do you foresee any consolidation in the near time?
Bradford: I see actually a proliferation of the open source tools.
We’ve got a ton of key-value stores out there, like Cassandra, Voldemort. I have some feeling that people have very specific requirements that they are going to cook up and open source.
In the document databases world I don’t see anything more than MongoDB, CouchDB, and the few of the others.
I do see consolidation happening in the commercial space, because there’s a lot of vendors out there doing very similar things, especially in the commercial data warehousing space.
And I see a ton of growth in areas like geo data — there’s no stack out there for geo data — and managing time series and other data like that.
Complete interview with O’Reilly’s David Sims below: