Clarify a Sentence

Can someone please clarify this sentence:
If you can do without strong consistency rather than need horizontal scalability , pick a NoSQL database.

This is in the context of Database choice in system design. I am interpreting it as saying ‘We don’t need strong consistency, therefore we can use a NoSQL database which does not require horizontal scalability.’

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It means that if horizontal scalability is more preferred than strong consistency than we should go with the NoSQL database because NoSQL databases are horizontally scalable , which means that they can handle increased traffic simply by adding more servers to the database

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