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NoSQL and Polyglot Persistence Adoption

Tim Berglund’s apt comments about NoSQL technology:

I think the basic lesson NoSQL is forcing us to learn is that we actually have to think about the way we store and retrieve data—that there isn’t just one data model or query idiom or scaling paradigm to rule them all. We now have a healthy set of options available to us whose different characteristics will be more suitable or less suitable to different applications. This makes it hard (and probably wrongheaded) to pick a favorite.

Polyglot persistence adoption:

I think it’s technologically possible, but it’s clearly not a cultural reality yet. I talk to more developers who say, “I don’t really know what NoSQL is all about” than I do developers who are trying to make decisions about how to store their data. This will probably change on the same five- to ten-year time frame that it will take us to learn how not to use the various NoSQL products.

And the common pitfalls:

The most obvious are the resume-driven motivations we all have to select NoSQL databases right now. It’s a technology in its hype phase, so everybody wants on the bandwagon so they can talk about their Real Production Experience with a particular product. This is going to cause project failures over the next couple of years, just like it does with every other hyped technology before we discover how to use them properly.

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