There are many type of choices for selecting a programming environment, or stack, toolset, etc. If you have Politics/Financial constraints, like Management wants to contract with Oracle to feel secure about investment, then you will suffer for them because they inverted the burden of risk. Shortly, if project fails you failed, not them (because they chosed the "safest" choice).
If you are asking about Technical reasons this is what I use:
Source MIT licensed Pharo Smalltalk, which includes a growing
niche of professional developers and survived all fashion tech trends since the seventies. The paradox is while many people try to classify it as "old", they experience cycles built around give actually MORE safety for huge investments (look at WhoUsesSmalltalk).
In Pharo you can prototype with no need of a database to store your objects and today contains libraries for SCC (GitHub,
SmalltalkHub, etc), UI (Spec), Visualization (Roassal), Parsing ambiguous grammars, memoization (speed) and left recursion (PetitParser), Geographic Information Retrieval
(Territorial), OS communication (FFI, OSProcess), Science (Numerical Methods, BioSmalltalk), Static and Dynamic Web frameworks (like Seaside + Bootstrap + Magritte for
scaffolding), probably the best re-engineering framework of the world
(Moose), Persistence (PGSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, ODBC, all of them through Glorp and GarageDB), Could SDKs (AWS), 3D, etc. There is a whole ecosystem worth to try it.
Smalltalk is the reference technology for Object-Orientation, Unit
Testing, TDD, Reflection, Refactoring Browser, Generational Garbage
Collection, and other artifacts (yes, all those things were created in
Smalltalk) adopted by other camps. Today there are other FOSS Smalltalk
OODB), and Dolphin 7 for native Windows UI's.
I tend to differ about asking Google being a wise choice, their results are not curated and their Machine Learning can never replace valuable human experience. Everybody can write a sound article about Scala, Clojure or any fashioned language and Google will rank it because is trending... But popularity is not productivity.