Long gone are the times when you could use only regular relational database such as MSSQL or Oracle. Today, there is a plethora of databases to choose from. NoSQL databases (as MongoDB) are gaining a lot of traction these days. There are also new breeds of columnar databases (Redshift, Endeca), distributed databases (Cassandra or Couchbase), in-memory databases (SAP HANA) ... as well as many, many more.
July 28, 2017