The Future of Data Stores and NewSQL
Posted on May 17th, 2012 by Damien Filiatrault
I just read a good article the 451 Group entitled NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond: The answer to SPRAINed relational databases. It’s a good summary of the current, fast-evolving database landscape. I especially appreciated the Venn diagram shown here.
As someone who has done mostly relational database programming in MySQL, I found myself tempted to use MongoDB and other NoSQL solutions simply for their scalability, which I think now is the wrong way of thinking about it. If the NewSQL options can give us the familiarity and functionality of SQL-based relational databases AND the scalability of the new NoSQL DBs, that will be a will great option for many of us in the PHP world.