Re: No to SQL? Anti-database movement gains steam

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 13:21:24 -0700
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Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Sunil Kanderi <>wrote:

> Interesting article in ComputerWorld about the NoSQL movement. Most of my
> DBA experience has been primarily related to large ERP applications and
> recently had to start supporting Java

Best quote:

"It's true that [NoSQL] aren't relevant right now to mainstream enterprises," Oskarsson said, "but that might change one to two years down the line."


I think that's been said about COBOL as well.

Wait, my boss (years ago) said the same thing about unix and linux.

Another telling quote: "SQL is an awkward fit for procedural code, and almost all code is procedural," said Curt Monash, an independent database analyst and blogger.

Of course something like that would come from Monash.

First you have people saying the RDBMS is a bad fit for object code. Then another says it's a bad fit for procedural code.

This seems to be the result of very short term thinking.

"I want my app today!"

Such short term thinking can easily lead to long term failure.

I saw it just this week in a newly failed project.

But, it failed on time.


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