Old School, and Ilya
"There is nothing new here, just Old Skool 2.0.
Ever the cry of those who can't be bothered to learn about what they're commenting on."
I don't know if that was the point, I think the point is that it may be worth finding historical articles on non-relational database techniques in addition to reading brand-new tutorials. Some won't apply, but some will; those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it. I've seen this before, where some new software or programming technique or language comes out that has attributes closely resembling something that "went out of style" 15 or 20 years ago. Then, all sorts of optimizations, tips and techniques are "discovered" that actually were in regular use 15-20 years ago (but not used more recently because they'd be incompatible or ineffective with what was used in the interim.) In this case, dig up the old knowledge on what techniques helped with pre-SQL database systems, to see if there's anything applicable to NoSQL.
Ilya, with all due respect, I don't know if SQL is even in much trouble. I must agree, even though convential databases are used for it, SQL is pretty unsuitable for lexical analysis, categorization, natural language search, and so on. But, loads of databases are NOT used for this purpose; for example, I can't see someone replacing a database with account #, address, what services they're signed up for, and payment records, with some kind of lexically analyzed searchable system, because they simply are not performing those kind of searches.
deadlockvictim, I know you're quoting lexiclone's old site. Don't know what to say about this, I'm not dubious about Ilya's lexical analysis software, but I am dubious that Ilya has come up with a "One Law of Nature" or done anything with the Bible (I'm sure he analyzed it... but it's such a large body of text, with people willing to accept so little sensible information as "proof" that their technique worked... like a few words, possibly misspelled... that almost any numerological or text analysis technique "works" by that criteria.)