Many of us use and love relational databases… until we try and use them for purposes which aren’t their strong point. Queues, caches, catalogs, unstructured data, counters, and many other use cases, can be solved with relational databases, but are better served by alternative options.

In this expert analysis, we examine the goals, pros and cons, and the good and bad use cases of the most popular alternatives on the market, and look into some modern open source implementations.


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