Enterprise Java developers moved from traditional RDBMS solutions such as Oracle Database and MySQL to NoSQL solutions such as Cassandra, MongoDB, and CouchDB to achieve elasticity, but for a hefty price: ACID properties. It seemed like a fair price to pay at the time. But not anymore. Here comes NewSQL: the best of both worlds.
The NewSQL solutions aim to deliver the same scalability, elasticity, and performance while still maintaining the ACID properties of a traditional single-node RDBMS. NuoDB is gaining a lot of popularity in this domain. Volt DB is another good example. This presentation goes into the architectural and implementation details of the NewSQL database paradigm and discusses why it is time to think beyond NoSQL.