The best NoSQL database options for the enterprise
The NoSQL database market has become a crowded space in recent years as companies compete for a growing developer desire for highly scalable and flexible storage to deal with the proliferation of unstructured data and increasingly complex web applications. As a result the NoSQL market is expected to reach $4.2 billion globally by 2020, according to Allied Market Research.
The term was coined by Italian computer scientist Carlo Strozzi in 1998 to describe a lightweight relational database he was developing without a SQL interface.
The predicted demise of SQL still hasn't come to pass, and industry giants Oracle, Microsoft and IBM still dominate the database management system (DBMS) market. There are however now a range of NoSQL alternatives to the established SQL vendors. Here's our pick of them, in no particular order: