Nonrelational databases are finding a home on mobile devices thanks to the newly revamped CouchDB. Big data is moving to some very small places.
The NoSQL term is losing its luster already as databases in the cloud increase in complexity and functionality.
There's much hype around NoSQL databases, but are developers using them in the real world? One development shop tells me yes.
After software developer Jerry Jalava lost part of his finger in a motorcycle accident, his surgeon suggested building a USB key into his prosthetic digit.
New tools dubbed NoSQL may help developers achieve Internet-scale for their database driven applications.
Open source hasn't been kind to its proprietary forbears, but it's also not doing any favors to its kin, driving the pace of innovation up and some open-source competitors out.
We revisit last year's Next Big Thing topic to see whether life in the cloud became the "big thing" we anticipated.