NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index – March 2013

As Q1 comes to a close its time to take another look at our NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index, based on the number of LinkedIn member profiles mentioning each of the NoSQL projects. This is the second update since we rebooted the analysis in September 2012 to account for more products and refine our search terms.


A few interesting statistics to pick out: Neo4j has, as predicted, jumped ahead of MarkLogic for sixth place. No other changes of position, but outside the top ten, shown here, Apache Accumulo continues to grow well.

In fact, Apache Accumulo had the fastest rate of growth for the second quarter in succession, just ahead of DynamoDB and OrientDB -once again – followed by Apache Cassandra and MongoDB.

MongoDB’s growth means that it once again extended its lead as the most popular NoSQL database, according to LinkedIn profile mentions. As the chart below illustrates, it now accounts for 46% of all mentions of NoSQL technologies in LinkedIn profiles, according to our sample, compared with 45% in December.


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#1 John Snelson on 03.26.13 at 9:01 pm

Surely a more interesting measure is successful production deployments? That would be less skewed to zero dollar developer experiments which then get listed on resumes.

#2 Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz on 03.28.13 at 4:58 am

Just a small typo in the first figure – the green column should (probably) be mar-13 and not mar-12

#3 Chris Rueber on 04.01.13 at 12:44 pm

Makes some level of sense. Of all the NoSQL databases out there, MongoDB is one of the “closest” in spirit to Relational-land. Therefore easiest to get relational-types to be interested in adopting, due to least learning curve.