Discover the Power of NoSQL + SQL with MySQL
In addition to MySQL's great performance as a relational database it can also be used as a NoSQL JSON Document Store. Your data is stored in an easy to read JSON format that is easily changeable as your needs change or your application evolves. This is all done without any Structured Query Language with an easy to use API that supports all popular programming languages. Plus you can easily turn the unstructured JSON data temporarily into structured tables for use with SQL if needed and also access that JSON data from SQL as to provide you with the best of both the NoSQL and SQL worlds.
- Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager Oracle