In this solutions track talk, sponsored by MongoDB, Matt Asay discusses the differences and tradeoffs between some of the NoSQL and SQL databases and when Hadoop makes sense to be used with a NoSQL solution.
Matt Asay is the VP of Corporate Strategy at MongoDB. Before that, Matt was Vice President of Business Development at Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator), a provider of real-time data stream processing for big data applications, and also at Strobe (acquired by Facebook). He was Chief Operating Officer at Canonical, ran the Americas for Alfresco and founded the Open Source Business Conference.
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Choking on too much snake oil ..
Also, for the record, NoSQL predates SQL; see Pick and PrimeOS from the 60s for example. It was the resulting "NoSQL mess" that drove the entire industry to SQL. And the "SQL is just a spreadsheet" nonsense is cute, but FFS back up your opinions with something real, and not just marketing stories.
For the sake of full disclosure, I work at Oracle (on both SQL and NoSQL technology). The opinions and views expressed in this post are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of my employer.