Obvious database hot take: your stored data always has a schema, unless your code neither reads nor writes it as anything except an opaque blob. What NoSQL changes is how many places that schema exists and how easy it is to have multiple schemas for your data.

(SQL allows multiple schemas too. You just change what fields mean in your code, reuse them, extend them, etc etc.)


Blog post: Your databases always have a schema utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/bl (in which I go on about this issue at much more length than my original toot, because apparently this is a surprise hot button for me)

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