ACID vs base database

The relational databases strongly follow the ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability) properties while the NoSQL databases follow BASE (Basically Available, soft State, eventual consistency) principles.

We need RDBMS for the transactional purpose.
Better to use BASE for searches, aggregations, recommendations,…etc

When not to use Cassandra
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2634955/when-not-to-use-cassandra

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