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I'm not experienced with NoSQL but the name has confused me ever since I've read about it. I believe it stands for "Not only SQL" but the abbreviation really seems to hint that it abandons all SQL.

As far as I know, "not only SQL" is a backronym, coined because of that confusion.


I suspect that is correct, as it seems that "NoSQL" was a glib name for an informal meeting (http://nosql.eventbrite.com/), and was not necessarily intended to live on.


Yep, as briefly mentioned in the OP: http://blog.sym-link.com/2009/10/30/nosql_whats_in_a_name.ht...


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