Nice article; however some of these technologies are really scaleable; which means it makes sense to use it if you service and data flow is very small; a good example is Cassandra Database. Of course the tradeoff here is transaction handling. Also lot of the practices and technologies orginating from thought leaders, which has made them the scale they are now, are worth emulating

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