NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index – March 2014

The latest version of our NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index shows the continued strength of MongoDB, as the document database increased its share back to 49% of all mentions of NoSQL databases in Q1.


We were surprised to find MongoDB’s proportion of the Index (based on the number of LinkedIn member profiles mentioning each of the NoSQL projects) actually declined in the previous quarter: from 49% to 48%. The Q1 results suggest that was just a blip.

We had wondered whether Couchbase’s leap of two places in our previous update might also be a blip, but in fact Couchbase retained seventh spot in Q1 and there were no changes of position within the top ten this quarter.


Outside the top ten, Titan gained a place on Hypertable, as expected, while RethinkDB leapfrogged AllegroGraph, thanks to recording the third fastest growth (34.94%) in the quarter. The fastest climber, in terms of mentions, was FoundationDB (42.86%), followed by ArangoDB (38.89%). DynamoDB (28.03%) and Titan (26.88%) complete the list of the top five fastest climbers.

Of course, we would also note that this is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis, but rather a snapshot of one particular data source.