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Is it just me or is NoSQL Overapplied? It seems like in an effort to be as trendy as possible people shoehorn obviously relational problems into non relational schema. If you have to start throwing foreign keys on your objects I think you need to rethink your solution. Sarah Mei makes a good point about this in her article:

http://www.sarahmei.com/blog/2013/11/11/why-you-should-never-use-mongodb/
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by:Phil Phillips
It was definitely over applied initially. Though, I think it's gotten better over the years. Part of it, too, is that a lot of the relational databases started incorporating NoSQL-like features (i.e. PostgreSQL and their JSON capabilities).
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This article looks at MongoDB and MySQL, and covers high-level MongoDB strengths, weaknesses, features, and uses from the perspective of an SQL user.

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MongoDB (from humongous) is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with schemas. MongoDB is developed by MongoDB Inc. and is free and open-source, published under a combination of the GNU Affero General Public License and the Apache License.

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