Key to continued Java dominance No. 10: The NoSQL revolution, built in large part on Java

A long time ago, a database was an inscrutable black box that stored information and answered queries quickly and efficiently. Then came the NoSQL revolution, and programmers realized they could write their own database and tailor the code to their needs. Many of the most significant NoSQL tools are written in Java. Cassandra, Lucene, ElasticSearch, HBase, and Neo4J are just some of the NoSQL options often mentioned. Then there are some like acid-state, which is written in Haskell and runs on the JVM.

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