A fair and balanced article that very clearly points out what you get (an what you don’t) when you decide to give the RDBMS the boot (and who hasn’t felt that way?)
Recently, a lot of new non-relational databases have cropped up both inside and outside the cloud. One key message this sends is, “if you want vast, on-demand scalability, you need a non-relational database”.
If that is true, then is this a sign that the once mighty relational database finally has a chink in its armor? Is this a sign that relational databases have had their day and will decline over time?