In first of 2 parts Brian Proffitt (@TheTechScribe) examines the capabilities of both NoSQL and relational databases to help you make the right decisions for your organization.
Easier scalability is the first aspect highlighted by Wiederhold. NoSQL databases like Couchbase and 10Gen‘s MongoDB, he said, can be scaled up to handle much bigger data volumes with relative ease.
Performance is another way that NoSQL databases can excel. Every time you add a new server to a NoSQL database cluster, there is performance scaling by virtue of the fact that you’re throwing another processor into the equation.
Because of their distributed nature, Wiederhold says, NoSQL databases can be pretty much always on.