What if we would try to make Elasticsearch SQL 92 compliant (http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~shadow/sql/sql1992.txt)? This wouldn't serve that much nowadays, you would say. Well, we actually tried to do the exercise and we have some interesting conclusions. While we take Elasticsearch as an example for this "side by side", the issues we are addressing also apply to nosql in general. With this unusual exercise, we take the occasion to compare relational databases / sql with Elasticsearch / nosql on all the levels : functionality, semantics, performance and user experience.