Hadoop Hbase. MongoDB. Cassandra. Couchbase. Neo4J. Riak.
Those are just a few of the sprawling community of NoSQL databases, a category that originally sprang up in response to the internal needs of companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and more – needs for better scalability, lower latency, greater flexibility, and a better price/performance ratio in an age of Big Data and Cloud computing.
Author: Jennifer Zaino