NoSQL is more than a decade old! Only a few years ago, we were talking about how NoSQL was still maturing and its ecosystem still evolving. Today, NoSQL is used by more than half of large companies around the globe to support all kinds of workloads. Companies like its flexible, schemaless model, portability, and lower cost. While most organizations still complement their relational databases with NoSQL, some have already started to replace them.

With more than two dozen NoSQL vendors, choosing the right NoSQL product is no longer simple. The good news is that we just published the new Forrester Wave™ on NoSQL! In our 26-criterion evaluation of NoSQL providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Aerospike, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ArangoDB, Couchbase, DataStax, Google, IBM, MarkLogic, Microsoft, MongoDB, Neo4j, Oracle, RavenDB, Redis Labs, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. The report also includes trends and discusses which criteria matter the most when choosing a NoSQL vendor. Besides new features evaluated in this Wave, two vendors to call out for their stronger momentum are Microsoft and Google. Both vendors have jumped into the Leaders category through their aggressive product offerings and stronger market penetration.

Forrester clients can access the Wave evaluation to see how each NoSQL provider measures up in order to make the best choice for their specific needs. If you are not a Forrester client, then you may be able to get a free reprint by visiting the website of one of the vendors mentioned above. If you would like to discuss the report or your NoSQL strategy in greater detail, please set up an inquiry.

Happy NoSQLing!