24% of developers don't use database source control - make sure you aren't one of them. See the crew at #techdaysNL to learn more
— Red Gate (@redgate) April 17, 2014
I asked Red Gate about the source of their figures, and they helpfully supplied the results of the polls on SQLServerCentral.com upon which they had based this. The figures make interesting reading, and I wanted to draw out a couple of trends which I found interesting. Here's a plot of the results
|"Which Version Control System do you currently use to store your database scripts?"|
Results from SQL Server Central.com
I've also noted with relief that the number of users of VSS has dropped dramatically since support for it was discontinued - if you still use VSS please consider migrating to a supported system. TFS is growing in use, probably due to the inclusion of licenses with MSDN subscriptions.
The use of Git and Mercurial is also surprisingly low - perhaps the distributed nature of these systems do not lend themselves as naturally to database source control, but I have used Git with database scripts with no real issues in the past.
I found these results interesting, and if you have not yet adopted source control for your databases, you may be interested to read my series of articles entitled Stairway to Database Source Control, which are currently being published on SQL Server Central.com.