The SQL of trust in a NoSQL world

Observations on how, and why, certain aspects of SQL seem to be getting incorporated into some NoSQL products

Nicki Watt

15 minute read

From the movie Meet the Parents, the “circle of trust” quote is amongst other things, used to infer that you can only really be part of the family once you are inside “the circle of trust”. NoSQL vendors are desperate to attain a greater de facto acceptance as heavyweights and household names to be relied on in the broader software development community, and especially in the lucrative enterprise space. To this end, there appears to be a courting of a few of the battle hardened supporters from the RDBMS world with the lure of “some sort of familiarity” to their current known world in order to help try and break into this circle of trust.