NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Couchbase, Riak, Cassandra, etc…) are getting more and more visibility in software development discussions and conferences. The last Methods & Tools survey wanted to know if organizations were using NoSQL databases.
The results are mixed. On one side, 60% of the participants answered that their organization was not using at all this technology, with 20% that are even unaware of their existence. On the other side, more than 25% of the organizations had NoSQL-based applications in production, which is not so bad for a relatively new technology largely based on open source projects and with a fragmented offer. Overall, I think that this is a good start. As NoSQL databases were mainly developed to provide focused answers on specific data management problems, they might have a bright future in the software development world.
Read the complete survey results and analysis on http://www.methodsandtools.com/dynpoll/oldpoll.php?nosql