Open Source NoSQL Databases Ramp Up

For many years, Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) based on SQL have dominated, but that may be about to change. This week’s NoSQL Live conference in Boston highlights the advantages of NoSQL’s document-based approach that has been embraced by a number of companies, including Twitter, Sourceforge, Facebook and LinkedIn.

“The NoSQL movement has recognized that a new class of applications doesn’t need all the heavyweight rigid structure that comes along with a SQL RDBMS,” said Cloudant CEO Alan Hoffman. “There are a new class of problems that can be solved with different types of database solutions that in some cases require more flexible data storage systems.”

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