“The days of the one-size-fits-all monolithic database are behind us, and developers are now building highly distributed applications using a multitude of purpose-built databases. Developers are doing what they do best: breaking complex applications into smaller pieces and then picking the best tool to solve each problem. ” – Amazon CTO Werner Vogels
“Get off of a legacy relational database technology, move to the cloud, but don’t now operate it the same way you always have. Consume it as a service, and that’s what’s really going to unlock all that developer velocity, the elasticity, the cost savings people expect from the cloud.” -Sahir Azam, senior vice president of cloud products at MongoDB Inc.
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