Database Most Commonly Used by Developers Worldwide

Proof Point

MySQL reported by Stack Overflow as most commonly used database by developers worldwide in 2018

Database Most Commonly Used by Developers Worldwide

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey of 66,264 respondents who chose at least one language, framework, database or platform from over 183 countries

Proof Point Findings

  • MySQL Usage – 59% of developers in Stack Overflow report use MySQL Database in 2018, followed by SQL Server (41%) and PostgreSQL (33%)
  • Least Used Database – IBM Db2, Neo4j, Amazon Redshift, Apache Hive, Google BigQuery and Apache HBase reported to be used only by less than 3% of developers surveyed
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include exponentially advancing computing power, continuous migration of business processes to cloud, and rising consumer demand for cloud-based services


Market Disruption

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
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Information Technology


Date Last Updated

June 20, 2018

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