[Grok-dev] [OT] Marketing: noSQL?

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Fri Feb 12 09:04:55 EST 2010

Hi there,

Toni Mueller wrote:

> I'm aware that this is not the right forum to talk about this, but due
> to lack of a better place, I'd like to throw the idea out here into the
> open:

I think this is the right place to talk about marketing Grok.

> Recent hype has it to mention databases that don't require/offer SQL.
> See http://nosql-database.org/ for an overview. From my perspective,
> the ZODB would fit "perfectly" into this scheme of a database that has
> no SQL, right? 

Good point. Last year at Pycon there was a lot of buzz about NoSQL. 
CouchDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc. Nobody mentioned the ZODB, except 
Guido in an object relational mapper panel discussion and he was 
criticizing it (not unfair criticism). I was so pleased *someone* had 
mentioned it I rudely interrupted him to cheer. :)

> If you think this way and can say something meaningful
> about it, it would be great if you could add an appropriate entry to
> this site. If you can't, but suspect someone else can, please notify
> him or her about this issue.

Right, hm, this is one for the website folks. Please reply and show 
you're paying attention. We got the documentation folks organizing 

In addition, I also think we should explore how we can expose MongoDB 
(for example) to Grok. The task would be integration of transactions, 
and to see whether we can do anything with schema integration.

This might be useful too:


Grok's pretty well placed to integrate with NoSQL systems, so it just 
remains for us to do it. :)



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