Can we stop saying NoSQL? I’m really tired of describing things by what they’re not.

I’d much rather describe them by what they are.

  • “This is a JSON document store”
  • “This is an object store”
  • “This is a key-value store”
  • “This is a graph database”
  • “This is a distributed table”
  • “This is a thinly veiled attempt at doing something that could have been implemented with Postgres”
  • “This is me not caring about ACID guarantees and calling it statistical sampling”
  • “My filesystem is a key-value store, get off my back”

In reality, I have little experience with most of the systems indirectly mentioned here. I’d like to find the right tool(s) for the job to make...

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