NoSQL vendor Couchbase has released the results of a new survey which found that nearly half of enterprises have plans to adopt NoSQL this year. Among companies with more than 250 employees, 70 percent had already funded NoSQL projects. Although the survey methodology is a little suspect, the results do point to growing interest in the alternative to traditional databases.
Among companies that have NoSQL plans, 49 percent said “lack of flexibility/rigid schemas” was one reason why they were interested in the technology, while 35 percent cited scalability concerns. Others pointed to high latency/low performance (29 percent) and costs (16 percent) as reasons for the switch.
The top programming languages used by companies adopting NoSQL were Java, PHP and C#.