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No NoSQL For Me... Yet

By Ryan Lambert -- Published September 11, 2013

If you work in any IT related field you must be ready to embrace change and new technologies. You must be willing to learn. Constantly. You must also be willing to think. Thinking critically and solving problems is the reason I get paid, and the reason I can pay our mortgage!

Anyone who works with data or databases has probably heard the term "NoSQL" more than once. I've read about it over and over and over. There are debates, cage matches, and more. I'm not going to talk about what NoSQL is or why it's good or bad. Personally, I think some very interesting things are happening with the technology and I will keep reading about it, but just because something is interesting doesn't mean it's for everyone. For example, I have gone sky diving and I'm addicted to the adrenaline rush and can't wait for my opportunity to go again. I also think base jumping is interesting, but I will likely never do that!

Maybe one day there will be a good reason for me to deploy an application based around a NoSQL database, but for now I will happily take advantage of ACID and the relational model.

By Ryan Lambert
Published September 11, 2013
Last Updated September 11, 2013