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Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases

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 Non-Relational's Quiet Revolution in Databases

It's not exactly clear where we are in the Gartner Hype Cycle with respect to so-called "NoSQL" databases. We've definitely been through the Trough of Disillusionment, but are we in the Slope of Enlightenment or have graph, document, key-value, and other such databases hit the mainstream (Plateau of Productivity)?

Non-relational databases have never been more popular, or more invisible in that popularity.

Until Neo4j's $325 million fund raise, we'd all but forgotten databases at all, preferring to focus on shiny, new options (Snowflake, anyone?). But it's precisely at this moment when databases have become uninteresting to talk about that they're most interesting from an adoption perspective.

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