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No SQL movement!

January 14, 2010

I have been trying/figuring/analyzing what this “NoSQL” movement is. Why are people moving away from RDBMS?

There are good reasons for it. I have been figuring out cassandra which facebook uses internally. I installed it on my windows machine (yes, it was a pain to install since the Read me file had all Linux commands/setup) and could successfully run on it! 😀
I am going to write on how to get started with cassandra soon.

But, before that, I would suggest first to understand why RDBMSs should be ruled out. What is the need for it?
I came across this article: http://www.vineetgupta.com/2010/01/nosql-databases-part-1-landscape.html
It at least helped me a lot.

Another good article on understanding design/architecture of scalable distributed key-value data stores:
http://project-voldemort.com/design.php

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