NoSQL’s biggest secret: NoSQL never went away.
NoSQL databases threw out SQL for querying, while their authors focused on solving problems of scale, speed, and availability. The need for rich query never went away. Neither did SQL. Today, non-relational databases are bringing back SQL-like languages to help them integrate with existing data query and to fit in with the weight of database practice of the past 40 years. In this talk I'll cover the journey from key-value, through novel ideas such as Jsoniq, to academic papers proposing a SQL++ language, and projects including Cassandra and Couchbase providing their own SQL-like languages.
Laurent is a Paris based Developer Advocate where he focuses on helping Java developers and the French community. He writes code in Java and blog posts in Markdown. Prior to joining Couchbase he was Nuxeo’s community liaison where he devoted his time and expertise to helping the entire Nuxeo Community become more active and efficient.