Amazon Athena vs. Scylla

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Athena
Score 8.5 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
Scylla
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
ScyllaDB headquartered in Palo Alto offers Scylla, a NoSQL database alternative to Apache Cassandra available in Enterprise and Cloud DBaaS editions.N/A
Pricing
Amazon AthenaScylla
Editions & Modules
Price per Query
$5.00
per TB of Data Scanned
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon AthenaScylla
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Amazon AthenaScylla
Database-as-a-Service
Comparison of Database-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Athena
8.5
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Scylla
-
Ratings
Automatic software patching8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Database scalability8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated backups7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security provisions9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and metrics8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic host deployment9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Athena
-
Ratings
Scylla
8.4
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Performance00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Availability00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Concurrency00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Data model flexibility00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
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Amazon AthenaScylla
Small Businesses
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IBM Cloudant
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
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Score 8.1 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
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Score 8.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.1 out of 10
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Score 8.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon AthenaScylla
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon AthenaScylla
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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ScyllaDB
Scylla is well suited for high-throughput scenarios where keyed data must be read or written with consistently low latency. It's less appropriate for use cases requiring relational queries, secondary indexes, or more structured data sets.
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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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ScyllaDB
  • Low-latency reads
  • CQL has a familiar syntax
  • Parity with Cassandra
  • Practical features
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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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ScyllaDB
  • Better documentation for best practices (e.g., how to effectively use connection pooling)
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
ScyllaDB
Very easy-to-understand syntax--uses CQL (same as Cassandra), which has many similarities to standard SQL. There are some gotchas, however, that must be known during schema development.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
ScyllaDB
The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
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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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ScyllaDB
Scylla has a quick learning curve (same as Cassandra) compared to other proprietary solutions like BigTable. It supports higher throughput and lower latency that other NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which sacrifice those features for more flexibility and unique features.
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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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ScyllaDB
  • Addresses latency requirements of our platform
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