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MongoDB CEO sheds light on NoSQL database technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- NoSQL databases and other big data technologies have been getting increased attention of late as organizations struggle to turn various forms -- and vast amounts -- of quickly accumulating data into real business intelligence, and that intelligence into action.

To learn more about NoSQL and big data technologies, SearchDataManagement caught up with Max Schireson, the CEO of NoSQL database company MongoDB, on the exhibition floor at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.

Schireson explained that NoSQL databases, which are very different from relational databases, are also considerably different from one another. That's why businesses need to choose carefully when considering a big data initiative. He also discussed some of the latest enhancements to MongoDB and the movement to make NoSQL tools more user-friendly for administrators.

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