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MongoDB Data Modeling by Wilson da Rocha França

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Introducing NoSQL (Not Only SQL)

Although the concept is new, NoSQL is a highly controversial subject. If you search widely, you may find many different explanations. As we do not have any intention of creating a new one, let's take a look at the most commonly-used explanation.

The term NoSQL, as we know today, was introduced by Eric Evans, after a meet up, organized by Johan Oskarsson from Last.fm.

Indeed, Oskarsson and everyone else who joined that historical meeting in San Francisco, on June 11, 2009, were already discussing many of the databases that today we call NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra, HBase, and CouchDB. As Oskarsson had described, the meeting was about open source, distributed, non-relational databases, for anyone who had "… ...

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