The non-relational databases have enjoyed a dramatic increase in its usage. Though Cassandra, MongoDB and many others have enjoyed a period of enormous success recently however; NoSQL Now Conference has named Stig to be the one around which year’s buzz has surrounded. Stig is a data store which is still to be released, most probably in 2012.
With the enormous rise in social networking sites usage in last few years, the storage of their data has become a major problem for the owners and designers.
- Stig is specifically designed for storing the data of social networking sites.
- Created by Jason Lucas, a software engineer at a social networking site, it is designed to support the heavy web applications.
- Written in Haskell operational programming language, this data store can divide its workload on several servers.
- Interferential searching: specially designed for interactive activity, this data store allows the users to look for connections between segregated parts of information.
- Currently Stig is being operated on Tagged’s one server.
- The company has planned to make it extensive enough to be used as the sole data store of organization.
- The date of its release has not yet been announced but it is expected anytime in 2012.
Until the data store Stig is released, it would remain a mystery for all. However, expectations from Stig are higher. Developers of Stig expect it to make a considerable place in the world of social networking and become a large and solo source of storing data. The developers find social networking to be beneficial enough to provide a count and scale of data required to be stored. Lucas said ‘You can’t be a relevant service in this space without being able to scale to a planetary size’.