Material changes to database technologies are rare, but when they occur, they can have a seismic impact on the IT industry. Today, we are on the leading edge of just such a disruptive shift in the database world.
The five recommendations — 1) know your options, 2) understand the value propositions, 3) diversify skill sets, 4) enable your IT team to succeed, 5) start small, fail fast — go beyond IT departments and are well known to every competent craftsmen.
My practical approach is described here.
Original title and link: How to Navigate the New World of Database Technologies (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)