| ||Ask HN: Might as well start with SQL and migrate to NoSQL later|
22 points by Supermighty on May 9, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 30 comments |
|All of the articles I've read recently talk about the successful migration of very large websites to NoSQL solutions. The argument against are that they NoSQL is only needed for a very small percentage of websites. That coupled with the much larger SQL tools and knowledge base and uncertainty that any new website will need such scaling leads me to my question.|
Why not just start with SQL and plan a migrate to a NoSQL solution later, when it's really needed?
It's certainly doable. I feel that the benefit of a NoSQL solution is, at this time, outweighed by the ease of an SQL solution for such a majority of sites that to plan from the beginning for a NoSQL solution is overkill.
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