One of the more interesting concepts recently in the world of NoSQL is the push to bring SQL access to flexible multi-structured data sets in NoSQL data management systems or, more simply, put SQL on Hadoop, to give a specific example. Some consider this to be the next great evolution in the future of NoSQL platforms. Some consider it to be a fool's errand to attempt.

Here are some concepts to consider when you think about SQL on Hadoop:  the degree/development of SQL being applied to NoSQL, and why NoSQL was named No-SQL in the first place.

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