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NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond: The drivers and use cases for database alternatives

This report provides perspective on the changing market landscape, reviews the drivers for the creation and adoption of alternatives to traditional relational databases, and examines the use cases for the various commercially viable products and services.

Matt Aslett

Research Director

Akiban Technologies Amazon CloudTran Clustrix Couchbase GenieDB GigaSpaces GridGain Systems IBM Microsoft Oracle ScaleArc ScaleOut Software Schooner Information Technology Terracotta VMware VoltDB Xeround

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