Meet Microsoft’s ‘planet scale’ NoSQL database

Given the strength of SQL Server in business, you might be surprised to learn that Microsoft has spent the last five years building a distributed NoSQL database — until you remember that services like Power BI, Bing, and the Office web apps face the same challenges as services like Netflix. They’re problems more and more enterprises have to deal with too: the deluge of data, the demands of mobility, and the need for low latency even though you’re relying on cloud services.

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing