My experience with the Informix JSON Listener and Mongo PHP driver for app development was not what I expected. It was in fact easier and more pleasant than I thought it would be. I had some experience with traditional relational databases before my internship, but only here at IBM Lenexa did I use Informix for the first time. When first assigned to work on a project that used both SQL and NoSQL technologies simultaneously, it seemed daunting. I had no idea how NoSQL worked, let alone combine it with regular SQL queries.