Dennis Forbes is at it again: Fighting The NoSQL Mindset. I’d love to write a detailed response, but I’m too busy and too tired right now. Besides, I already got my hands dirty with Dennis once this month. Just be aware that the lack of compelling counterarguments in the comments might not indicate that none have been made; they might just have been moderated into oblivion. All of the comments about “NoSQL folks who are just didn’t learn computer science” are allowed to stand, of course, as though indices and storage optimization are more advanced computer science than eventual consistency and phi-accrual fault detectors. Riiight. Anyway, feel free to read and rebut. I don’t intend to, except perhaps to point out that there are right and wrong ways to get a power-law distribution across a large set of values. I guess that CS stuff does come in handy sometimes.