Oracle Knows NoSQL

by Ermie C
Joab Jackson article is about the Oracle’s launching of NoSQL database.  The software is now available for download on their Oracle website and the reason for them doing this is that they want to respond to the many creations of database tools over the years.  Now, with the development at it’s end, they will be providing it to the community.  In their community of Oracle users, they say that the implementation would help the databases of Oracle users.  It would take the non-important tasks and create a separate database for that type of information.  With this new invention, it would help decrease crashes because that was one of their problems.  NoSQL is based of the Java version created in Berkeley and it is using a very simple Key-Value data model that simplifies the input of data.  With these multiple records that could inputted into the database, NoSQL has made it a lot more flexible in order to keep load-balance at a consistent speed.  Oracle has recently been providing it for free as a community edition, but for more features, there will be paid editions in order to access those features.

This is a very interesting article because I have never really read up on NoSQL.  I know that it was there, but it always show the things that are featured in this new type of database.  I mean there’s many things like SQL server, and Google Cloud SQL and this market of new database is steadily growing.    This new key value data model does make it seem more simple to input data because it shows how simple things can be for data input and database management.

This is incorporated in our class because I did an article before about Google Cloud SQL and I would like to know the differences.  They both seem very similar, however, Google’s version is just on the cloud.  This just shows us that the market of new database tools are growing and that it’s a market on the type of efficiency that these tools can provide.  Oracle has been heavily used by Cal Poly and maybe they can incorporate this NoSQL into the databases of the school.



Jackson, J. (2011, October 24). Oracle Launches NoSQL Database. PCWorld. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from

3 thoughts on “Oracle Knows NoSQL”

  1. I have also been following this topic. I am sure Microsoft is not too happy about Oracle finding a way to relieve its dependency on structured query language. But innovation is almost always a good thing; especially when were talking about the tech industry.

  2. I also found some information about NoSQL when I searched SQL information on my previous posts, but I was not really know what it was and how it worked. After reading the article, I’ve got a better understanding, and I am looking forward seeing when it will become popular.

  3. I also wrote my article about NoSQl. Eventhough there are a lot of nice features that NoSQL has over regular SQL, data integrity is still an known issue with NoSQL due to how the data is being stored and retrieved. But it is always nice to have different varieties for us to choose and not just forced into just only one method.

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