From SQL to NoSQL - and back again

Posted by Bob Tarzey on Jun 22, 2016 11:13:41 AM

We take a look at the suppliers behind the emergence of databases that organise web-scale datasets and the like -and the most recent set of upstarts dubbed NewSQL.

The first thing to say about NoSQL databases is that the name is misleading.

Another term used to describe this family of technologies is “not only SQL”, which may be cumbersome, but at least acknowledges that SQL (structured query language) – the main interface to traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS) – is still sometimes used to query NoSQL databases.

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Topics: NewSQL, SQL, NoSQL, RDBMS

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