Redis is the Most Loved Database for the 4th Year in a Row

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What’s better than a 3-peat? Being named Most Loved Database four years in a row!

Stack Overflow’s Annual Developer Survey takes the pulse of the coding community on their most-loved, most-wanted, and most-dreaded technologies. More than 65,000 developers responded, with a special effort this year to reach beyond its traditional audience and hear from a more diverse population.

With that extended community in mind, Redis is especially honored to be named the Most Loved Database by developers once again, marking our fourth consecutive year earning this designation. We also held our position as the sixth Most Popular Database overall among developers. We’re proud to be recognized for our focus on creating a database that is easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to manage—no matter where you are from, what gender you identify with, or your programming skill level.

The broader reach of this year’s survey gives the tech community valuable insights into where opportunities lie for improvement. Redis garnered 66% of the Most-Loved votes in 2020, a slight decrease from the 71% in 2019. Over the coming year, we’ll also be examining how we can better reach and support a wider variety of developers. 

We’re encouraged by the recent success of our RedisConf 2020 Takeaway conference, where nearly 4,000 attendees gathered to Rediscover Redis beyond caching. This was the first virtual edition of our annual conference, enabling more of the Redis community to participate than ever before. Attendees joined from 103 countries to listen to live keynotes, watch 60+ live and on-demand breakout and training sessions, and engage with fellow Redis professionals to share experiences and answer questions. Our event survey revealed that 92% of attendees would “recommend this event,” and we received many requests to continue offering virtual learning opportunities. More excitingly, 64% of attendees intend to explore Redis beyond caching and 57% are more likely to use Redis than before—we’re looking forward to the 2021 survey already!

We hear you. Stay tuned. In the meantime, if it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at what’s new, we invite you to Rediscover Redis for yourself. After all, it’s the world’s most loved database, not just the most loved cache.