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Score 8.8 out of 100

SingleStore

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Actian Matrix (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • SingleStore is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

88%
3 Ratings
9.1

SingleStore

91%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.0

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

60%
1 Rating
10.0

SingleStore

100%
3 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

60%
1 Rating
7.6

SingleStore

76%
6 Ratings

Performance

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

SingleStore

94%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

80%
2 Ratings
7.7

SingleStore

77%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.0

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

60%
2 Ratings

SingleStore

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian matrix is not good for small data sets. If you have a limited data pool, or do not plan on having multiple users/clients accessing a data source, stick with a more traditional relational database model - Access for the truly small user base, or a DB2 or Oracle back end if your going to have multiple users, and moderate sized data. Actian is for LARGE data sets (Big Data, in the industry parlance). Millions of rows of data from multiple sources with various down stream systems accessing the database. It is for data analytics of large data groups and intense data mining.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

SingleStore environment is easy to adapt, it is extremely fast on collecting data from different sources (AWS, GCP or Azure), provides monitoring of activities and easy use multiple databases. It is good for analytical and recommendation based scenarios, and provides fast results on complex queries. In SingleStore platform queries execution open new tab result for each run, which makes it difficult to navigate over the results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

  • Super fast. Aggregate query such as SUM(), Count() returns result within seconds from a table with more than billion records.
  • Excellent data compression.
  • Easy maintenance. We managed this database without having a full time DBA.
  • Support ANSI SQL and ODBC/JDBC. It's easy to connect to this database from other systems.
Dipankar Pradhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

  • Return results of complex queries scanning TBs of data in sub-seconds.
  • Customer support team answer tickets quickly and provide guidance.
  • MySQL engine which allows to query using simple MySQL drivers from different clients.
  • Queries profiling is easy to use and helps investigating performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

  • Some of the bugs were annoying and QA definitely needs improvement
  • Connectivity to Informatica and ETL providers
  • Workload management could be better like when you compare with Teradata
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

  • We wish the product had better support for High Availability of the aggregator. Currently the indexes generated by the two different aggregators are not in the same sequential space and so our apps have more burden to deal with HA.
  • More tools for debugging issues such as high memory usage would be good.
  • The price was the one that kept us away from purchasing for the first few years. Now we are able to afford due to a promotion that gives it at 25% of the list price. Not sure if we'll continue after the promotion offer expires in another 2 years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Actian Matrix (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SingleStore

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$69 per hour

SingleStore Editions & Modules

Edition
OnDemand0.691
  1. per hour
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

SingleStore

SingleStore 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We haven't seen a faster relation database. Period. Which is why we are super happy customers and will for sure renew our license.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish to give higher rating for the speed and efficiency in handling the queries, but only 6 because of consistent bugs we encounter
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

SingleStore 7.6
Based on 6 answers
[Until it is] supported on AWS ECS containers, I will reserve a higher rating for SingleStore. Right now it works well on EC2 and serves our current purpose, [but] would look forward to seeing SingleStore respond to our urge of feature in a shorter time period with high quality and security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SingleStore

SingleStore 9.4
Based on 6 answers
It seems good at being able to handle complex queries against large datasets out of the box. In the past, we've had to do quite a bit of manual configuration and database performance-tuning, but SingleStore (so far) has seemed to require minimal configuration in this aspect. Both data imports/exports, as well as queries against the data, run very fast.
Ruslan Smirnov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

SingleStore 7.7
Based on 6 answers
Very responsive to trouble tickets - Often, I think, the SingleStore's monitoring systems have already alerted the engineers by the time I get around to writing a ticket (about 10 - 20 mins after we see a problem). I feel like things are escalated nicely and SingleStore takes resolving trouble tickets seriously. Also SingleStore follows up after incidents to with a post mortem and actionable takaways to improve the product. Very satisfied here.
John Barry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix is our first big data analytics storage platform, and as I was not involved in the POC process to compare it to other products out on the market, unfortunately I cannot say if it is better than other Big Data storage options. I can say that it out performs products such as Oracle or UDB in regards to the volume of data it can easily index and handle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

Vertica, Snowflake, SQL Server, Azure Data Warehouse, PowerBI, Aerospike, etc.From what I've seen MemSQL is well worth the cost when latency and data freshness needs are high, i.e. you need a lot of queries to run with UI latency (the query itself takes less than a second or so), with very fresh streaming fact and dimensional data. It will be more expensive per "unit of performance" but if you need that performance then it'll get the job done.
  • On-prem Vertica (note, not Eon) provides more knobs for optimizing a particular data set and set of queries against it and performs as well or better in a single table, fact table queries. It will also scale to data size more cheaply due to its on-disk model. For large queries against large data sets where data freshness isn't as important (and latency either is or isn't), I'd take Vertica, although if you need to do a lot of joins that will struggle). However, as they still are exclusively columnar, dimension table updates, and recalls based on them, can only be tuned to happen so fast (we could do much better than 10 seconds with 10-100 updates per second for raw replication, and Vertica's joins are always slow so recalls were worse).
  • Snowflake suffers similarly to Vertica in the data freshness, replication, and re-calc area; SF also doesn't give as many knobs to turn as Vertica for data set optimization but seems to be better at joins. If you have a lot of queries to run against a lot of data and joins are limited, you need query latency low and consistent but you don't need a ton of freshness, I'd stick with Vertica. If joins matter more, or you can accept notably-but-not-terribly worse performance, then Snowflake is fine and cheaper from what we've seen. (Again, I can't speak to SF vs Vertica Eon).
  • SQL Server and ADW we couldn't get to perform as well as the other options, but I'll say we didn't try that hard on those.
  • Aerospike is amazing as a KV store; however for OLAP use cases where you want to balance performance against the flexibility of queries against general event (time series) data (i.e. be able to roll up to different grains) then KV becomes challenging.
  • PBI is great if you want an integrated BI tool, but if you want an OLAP solution to build against, with some particular scale or performance needs to be mentioned above, I'd go with one of these other solutions. It really can be great for letting non-tech folks build relatively small data sets and quick insights for customers (internal or external), great leverage in that case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

  • ROI is great, less spending on full time DBA and that money could be use to add additional node.
  • Negative - Not many developers are well aware of this tool, it takes some time to learn.
Dipankar Pradhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore

  • As the overall performance and functionality were expanded, we are able to deliver our data much faster than before, which increases the demand for data.
  • Metadata is available in the platform by default, like metadata on the pipelines. Also, the information schema has lots of metadata, making it easy to load our assets to the data catalog.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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