Thinking about hopping the last train to NoSQL-ville? Here’s an article that explores what it might take to get a RDBS to scale well on commodity hardware. Interesting. Especially where it says they hope to release a code base in several months.
Our objective in this post is to explain why ACID is hard to scale. At the same time, we argue that NoSQL/NoACID is the lazy way around these difficulties—it would be better if the particular problems that make ACID hard to scale could be overcome. This is obviously a hard problem, but we have a few new ideas about where to begin.