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Drawn to Scale Announces Spire for Mongo

Bradford Stephens (CEO Drawn to Scale):

Today, we’re announcing that we’ve ported MongoDB onto Spire as a platform. What this means is:

  1. You can easily scale your MongoDB cluster to 200+ TB
  2. You don’t need to change a line of code in your app to make it scale
  3. You can use ANSI SQL (yes, joins), Mongo queries, and Hadoop on the same data.

Just a couple of thoughts:

  1. the push of NoSQL databases to get SQL support is growing extremely fast. But I still doubt this is happening thanks to the advantages of SQL, but more due to the 30 years of investments in the SQL ecosystem.
  2. I don’t agree with Bradford’s “MongoQL is also great because unlike SQL, there is only one flavor”. As far as I can tell, MongoDB comes with 3 flavors of queries: the object-based query language, the aggregation framework (a combination of object-based QL and pipelining) and the Javascript-based MapReduce
  3. last but not least, what are Ryan Rawson’s thoughts about Drawn to Scale going Mongo.

Original title and link: Drawn to Scale Announces Spire for Mongo (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)