Actually it's the reverse: as soon as an alternative method has been proven to work, it's taken into "regular" medicine and stops being called alternative.
One thing I'm not seeing in the comments yet: don't forget that most NoSQL solutions are written for commodity hardware, which also makes them very suitable for cloud solutions. To get the same kind of performance out of a relational DB, you need expensive hardware.
Cassandra can also be made aware of the rack or data center the nodes are running in, so it can lay out its data replica's for regional data safety (think EC2 data center failures, all too common) but still offer optimal local data access.
I don't know what kind of bread you make and how you store it, but mine lasts for at least 4 or 5 days, without any preservatives (except for some salt). It might be a bit dry after 2 days, but if you only slice it when you're going to eat it, it's not too bad.
Yeah, hence it's nickname: Chronic Boozer.
Well, that's a typo in the original article. It should be "klinkklare nonsens", which google translates as "sheer nonsense". But I guess you don't like that better....
Here in Belgium the rule of thumb is 30 years before you need major renovations, typically including a new roof, kitchen, heating, windows,
We bought a 40 years old house and basically stripped it down to the walls. The electric installation was minimal, in the bedrooms there was just one socket each. Otherwise it was outright dangerous.
Or just the classical scaling issues when adding more cores and more threads, such that the threads are waiting for each other on locks. It's usually worse because multi core processors are typically clocked slower. So you have more threads but they execute slower each, causing the lock to be held longer by each thread, causing more lock contention...
Sun changed to ZFS as the default file system in one of their last Solaris 10 updates. I can't believe they would do that if it wasn't completely ready according to them.
Way easier to manage: only 2 commands! While now with an LVM you have to place your disks in the desired topology inside your LVM (RAID0, 1, 5,
There are some other things you could complain about: it makes less sense on hardware RAIDs with good management tools. They missed a chance to make it a distributed or clusterable file system (though they bought Lustre lately, who knows) and it's not possible to boot from it yet, but all in all it's a major step forward.