NoSQL gaining popularity in enterprises
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Sunday, 10 July 2011
NoSQL databases are gaining ground among enterprise developers in North America - but they are even more popular in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The most recent Evan Data survey of 400 developers in North America found that 56 percent of corporate enterprise developers are already using NoSQL, and 63 percent plan to use it in the next two years. This is higher than in the overall developer population where only 43 percent use or expect to use NoSQL.

 

Taken together with other data from Evans Data's Global Development Survey series it paints a rosy outlook for NoSQL. NoSQL is rising in EMEA, where 39% of developers report plans for its and in APAC more than a quarter of the general developer population report using NoSQL today and 68% have future plans.

The following are highlighted findings from the North American Development Survey:

  • Although Mac OS is now more popular than Linux as a development desktop environment, Windows continues to dominate with over 80% using some version of Windows as their primary platform.
  • Almost 40% of North American developers are now working on apps for a wireless device.
  • Eighty percent of North American developers expect to be writing multi-threaded apps in the next two years

Answers to a question about HTML5 indicated that its adoption varies by developer segment - 47% of the developers working within corporate workgroups already use the standard compared to 33% overall and around 25% of developers do not plan to use it:

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