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NoSQL is all about missing useful features (such as integrity, transactions, query flexibility), that you unfortunately have to drop if you want to be able to scale in certain ways. Thus, NoSQL dbs are practically worthless until you get to a point where your SQL database won't work any more. At this point, you need to evaluate exactly what is it that your SQL db cannot handle, and switch to a different product accordingly. For example, you would switch to Aerospike if you need to scale writes.



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