10 standout NoSQL databases you should try
These 10 "second-generation" data stores represent the forefront of the NoSQL revolution
By Peter Wayner | InfoWorld | Published: 18:01, 09 October 12
The NoSQL buzzword caught fire just a few short years ago, but we're already well into the second generation of the movement. While the early stacks of code were just experiments, the systems today are much more mature, ready for action, and facing the hard truths of a technology that's come of age - so much so that some of the best NoSQL data stores have already been rewritten, and a few are even sticking the 2.0 label on the latest version. Here's a list of some of the better-known tools for building fast, scalable repositories for lots of data.
Google helped start the NoSQL craze with BigTable, and now several others have built their own implementations that mimic much of the structure. Users of Google's AppEngine can squirrel away key/value pairs in the DataStore, Hadoop users can put them in Accumulo, and others can just use Hypertable. All are basic key/value stores with a few extra features added for searching speed.