Today Jaspersoft released a Big Data Index that details the results of a survey conducted by the BI software enterprise. We spoke with Mike Boyarski, Jaspersoft's Director of Public Marketing, to be briefed on some of the findings of this survey, which ultimately confirmed the upward trend in NoSQL development that we've been seeing over the last couple months. It is important to recognize that this survey was conducted among existing Jaspersoft community members, who are largely Java-literate.
The main findings of the Big Data Index indicate that there has been an increase in demand for MongoDB use, which you can see reflected in what is being written about in our NoSQL Zone. MongoDB, which was created in 2007, is a NoSQL database that showed a spike of over 200% growth in 2011 among JasperSoft community members. Along with these findings, the Big Data Index also shows increased use of Hive, which is a data warehouse system for Hadoop.
The company found that Hadoop HBase was the second most popular Hadoop-based connector downloaded from JasperForge (Jaspersoft's open source development site). When asked why this might be the case Boyarski suggested that one of the selling points of HBase is that it allows users to run iterative, realtime queries in a single day. He also suggested that this increased use of HBase may be reflective of a current trend away from 'once a day' queries like those that Hive is able to perform.
According to Jaspersoft's findings, users are looking for specific features in Big Data software such as:
Demand for faster, more seamless methods to connect, analyze, and present insights
You can take a closer look at these findings by following the link below. Are these findings as important to the NoSQL community as they appear to be? Let us know by commenting below.