The odd couple: MongoDB and MySQL

The choices and combinations we have available during datastore selection prove that we’re no longer in the one-size-fits-all datastore world.

Today, there are compelling reasons to mix and match your SQL datastores (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQLServer) with your NoSQL datastores (MongoDB, CouchDB, and Neo4J among others). While Oracle may still be the preferred system of record for enterprises, it’s no longer the only game in town.

Developers are starting to use combinations of SQL and NoSQL to solve their problems—sometimes against the wishes of DBAs or IT Departments.

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