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Getting Started with NoSQL :: myNoSQL. Couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with Mathias Meyer, Chief Visionary at Scalarium, a Berlin startup and discuss NoSQL adoption. Like myself, Mathias is really excited about NoSQL and he uses every opportunity to introduce more people to the NoSQL space. Recently he gave quite a few presentations around the Europe about NoSQL databases.

The discussion has focused on how would someone start learning and using NoSQL databases and the path to follow in this new ecosystem. Below is a transcript of our conversation. Alex: How does one get started with NoSQL? Mathias: Well, that’s a question I get quite a lot, but it is not that easy to answer. From a business perspective, you are probably going to find some use cases where storing your data in a relational database doesn’t make too much sense and you’ll start looking for ways to get it out of the database.

Alex: So, as a developer you should just give yourself a chance to play with the new shiny toys. Mathias: Indeed. SQL Indexing tutorial for MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, ? My Thoughts on Oracle v Google. As you've probably heard by now, Oracle has decided to file suit against Google, claiming multiple counts of infringement against Java or JVM patents and copyrights they acquired when they assimilated Sun Microsystems this past year. Since I'm unlikely to keep my mouth shut about even trivial matters, something this big obviously requires at least a couple thousand words.

Who Am I? Any post of this nature really requires an author to identify where they stand, so their unavoidable biases can be taken with the appropriate dosage of salt. Rather than having you dig through my past and learn who and what I am, I'll just lay it out here. I am a Java developer. I've been a Java developer since 1996 or so, when I got my first University job writing stupid little applets in this new-fangled web language. I am an open-source developer. I am a JRuby developer. You'll notice I refer to JRuby not as "it" or "she" or "he", but as "we". I am a Java developer.

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