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This is a really good point that doesn't bring up any direct slams against a particular tool; +1 to the author for that.

I've found using Mongo as a stop-gap for consuming JSON APIs extremely useful. You could probably s/Mongo/{nosqldb} there since it's nothing earth shattering.

However, as the only tech guy in our startup I'm always looking harder at Redis than Mongo for most of the problems for which a NoSQL solution might be tempting. I've recently had a lot of success with JSON in Postgres and knowing HStore is always there if I need it has firmly cemented my opinion that I don't need a separate NoSQL solution (yet). (Of course I am merely persisting data in JSON format- not querying on it).

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