It’s a bittersweet today for the NoSQL community. The recently maligned Cassandra project got some much-needed love via a government intelligence project (as well as an Amazon EC2 connection), while the much-ballyhooed MongoDB might have been to blame for Foursquare’s lengthy outage earlier in the week. Although we tend to overanalyze everything (what else is a site dedicated to this stuff supposed to do?), the reality is that both projects are just undergoing growing pains. As the use cases expand and more users tinker with them, all of the NoSQL projects will get stronger, eventually finding their ways into an enterprise near you.