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.
The wizards at Oracle took one look at the NoSQL movement and decided they needed to have a product that would split up key/value pairs across a collection of nodes. The resulting Oracle NoSQL offers a flexible amount of transaction protection that can range from acknowledging the data is stored on one node to waiting until it is successfully backed up across the network.