Vote NO for MySQL - Election 2012: NoSQL. Researchers predict a dark future for MySQL. Significant market loss to come. Are things that bad, is MySQL falling behind? A look at NoSQL, an attempt to identify different kinds of NoSQL stores, their goals and how they compare to MySQL 5.6. Focus: Key Value Stores and Document Stores. MySQL versus NoSQL means looking behind the scenes, taking a step back and looking at the building blocks.