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NoSQL database provider 10gen raises $42m

The relational database may not be dead, and so-called NoSQL solutions may have been slightly overhyped, but that isn’t stopping investors from betting that the market for new types of data stores is going to be very, very big.

The latest example of that: 10gen, which is behind one of the more prominent NoSQL databases, MongoDB, has just raised a new $42m round of funding.

Are more companies going to be saying ‘no’ to NoSQL?

NoSQL has been one of the biggest technology trends of the past couple of years.

The rise of ‘big data’ and the growing number of solutions that promise to eliminate some of the long-standing headaches relational databases often create have given many companies, particularly start-ups, good reason to NoSQL databases.

But at least some of them are finding out that NoSQL isn’t the database market’s version of penicillin.

NoSQL for the rest of us

NoSQL is fast becoming one of the trendiest tech buzzwords, and that means one thing: geek fights!

The relational database may not be dead, but there are legitimate debates about NoSQL alternatives to popular RDBMSes like MySQL, MS SQL Server and Oracle.

For most companies, however, such debates may seem too technical and abstract to be of any importance. But that doesn’t mean that the NoSQL ‘movement‘ should be ignored.