Amazon Athena vs. Google Cloud Datastore

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Athena
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can point Athena at their data stored in S3 and begin using standard SQL to run ad-hoc queries and get results in seconds. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to setup or manage, and customers pay only for the queries they run. You can use Athena to process logs, perform ad-hoc analysis, and run…
$5
per TB of Data Scanned
Google Cloud Datastore
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Google Cloud Datastore is a NoSQL "schemaless" database as a service, supporting diverse data types. The database is managed; Google manages sharding and replication and prices according to storage and activity.N/A
Pricing
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud Datastore
Editions & Modules
Price per Query
$5.00
per TB of Data Scanned
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud Datastore
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud Datastore
Database-as-a-Service
Comparison of Database-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Athena
8.5
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Google Cloud Datastore
-
Ratings
Automatic software patching8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Database scalability8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated backups7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security provisions9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and metrics8.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic host deployment9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Athena
-
Ratings
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Availability00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Concurrency00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Security00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Data model flexibility00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
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Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud Datastore
Small Businesses
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.5 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
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Score 9.5 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.5 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud Datastore
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon AthenaGoogle Cloud Datastore
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If you are looking to take a lot of the traditional "database administration" work off someone's plate, going with Amazon Athena certainly has "no code" options to optimize lots of database tasks. I would say this option is less appropriate if you have other Microsoft things at play, such as Power BI.
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Google
If you want a serverless NoSQL database, no matter it is for personal use, or for company use, Google Cloud Datastore should be on top of your list, especially if you are using Google Cloud as your primary cloud platform. It integrates with all services in the Google Cloud platform.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Nested Schemas like JSON data structure
  • Ability to adapt the data model to fit your queries better
  • Performance Improvement
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Google
  • Automatically handles shards and replication.
  • Schema-less & NoSQL.
  • Fully managed.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Query manager can incoperate GUI based query designer
  • Auto-completion engine sometimes overwrite the query
  • Time range selection should be implicit
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Google
  • It is hosted on GCP, which makes it harder if your company have multi-cloud strategy.
  • When you want to migrate to other cloud providers, there can be a caveat.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
For the amount of use we're getting from Google Cloud Datastore, switching to any other platform would have more cost with little gain. Not having to manage and maintain Google Cloud Datastore for over 4 years has allowed our teams to work on other things. The price is so low that almost any other option for our needs would be far more expensive in time and money.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Amazon Athena, a product from Amazon, competes with offerings from Google and Microsoft. Overall, I think your database choice depends on some of the other applications you are running at your company. For example, if you are using Microsoft Power BI for reporting needs, you might want to consider going the Azure route.
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Google
We selected Google Cloud Datastore as one of our candidates for our NoSQL data is because it is provided by Google Cloud, which fits our needs. Most of our infrastructure is on Google Cloud, so when we think about the NoSQL database, the first thing we thought about is Google Cloud Datastore. And it proves itself.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Easy to query terabytes of data with faster response
  • Pricing model is also cheap
  • No indexing and partitioning
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Google
  • Simple billing part of Google Cloud Platform
  • No time spent configuring and maintaining Google Cloud Datastore.
  • Very good uptime for our applications.
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