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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB

It is ideal for those projects where you need to store a large amount of data, but you do not know how many will be so you need the database to increase its storage capacity together with the number of users, without having to spend extra money, it also has a great potential thanks to the fast connection it offers, so the data travels at high speed, and this speeds up the performance of the applications, excellent for projects where non-relational databases are used and what matters is to store large quantities of information and use them at high speed.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

It worked quite well as a centralized location for data from different existing sources with fast data loading into it with a generous free tier to get a good understanding of how to use it. Although it was kind of clunky getting it to work on Linux due to the certificates required.The clients for languages like python and NodeJS exist but are a little under documented — although the C# one was rather good.
Holger Harzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon DynamoDB
8.5
RavenDB
9.0
Performance
Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
RavenDB
9.1
Availability
Amazon DynamoDB
9.3
RavenDB
9.0
Concurrency
Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
RavenDB
8.8
Security
Amazon DynamoDB
9.0
RavenDB
9.0
Scalability
Amazon DynamoDB
8.9
RavenDB
8.9
Data model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
7.1
RavenDB
9.1
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
8.1
RavenDB
8.8

Pros

Amazon DynamoDB

  • It's very easy to get started, creating a table with a partition/sort key and you're on your way.
  • You can scale up and down your read/write IO as needed.
  • You can store structured and unstructured data.
  • It works great with Web Development as it's JSON based.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • Cool clustering with modest features
  • Fabulous auto indexing
  • Great studio and dashboard
  • Detailed documentation
  • Attachments on the document
  • Outstanding revisions
  • Easy ETL
  • Low prices on the clouds
  • Multi model support
  • Advance search
  • Informative webinars
Sina Zaimaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Complex searching (no support for case-insensitive or full-text search).
  • Only supports up to two-key indexes.
  • Requires choosing the indexes up-front when doing searches.
  • Does not have an SQL compatible query front-end.
  • No join-table support (requires putting all data into one table).
Chris Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • In previous versions the documentation was terrible - however, since v4.0 the documentation is excellent.
  • Any minor complaints are generally resolved by the team the same day. I suggested at one time some minor tweaks to Studio (showing the number of items in an array) and they were implemented almost immediately.
  • Nothing really to complain about.
Jeremy Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB 8.7
Based on 34 answers
We will most likely continue to use DynamoDB for certain use-cases. If we stopped using DynamoDB as often, it would likely be because we started using Aurora Serverless more. Aurora Serverless may offer similar availability, management and cost benefits while allowing developers to use their MySQL tools and experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.5
Based on 5 answers
We've had an excellent experience using RavenDB. Internally we are testing the newer features in 5.0 such as time series, which will effect the con specified previously dependent on the real world performance. We foresee that BattleCrate will continue to use RavenDB as we grow.
Alan Doherty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RavenDB

RavenDB 8.4
Based on 5 answers
RavenDb does all the heavy lifting for you in 99% of cases. The API is easy to work with and lets you write very readable code. There is a small learning curve at the start but this is true for any tech. Raven's curve is easy to get over.
Chris Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Very good support that answered fast, nice and reliably. The problems were always resolved quickly and competently, even if the user was the problem. If any unusual issues arose, the support was proactive in contacting me to resolve problems or roadblocks I might have had.
Holger Harzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RavenDB

RavenDB 7.3
Based on 1 answer
RavenFS changed along the way and made us change the codes.
Sina Zaimaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon DynamoDB

We evaluated using MongoDB or Amazon DyanmoDB. For us, the biggest advantage is that there's no maintenance cost for Amazon DynamoDB. Mongo gets complicated when you setup sharding. With Amazon DynamoDB, it's literally a push of button to increase throughput. This saves time and money on DevOps resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

When I first started using RavenDB, I did evaluate Mongo DB but found it to be lacking. The primary issue was that Mongo DB did not support atomic consistency for the persistence of multiple documents at the same time, although I think this may not be an issue with subsequent releases of Mongo DB. If for some reason I were forced to select an alternative Document Database, I would probably evaluate PostgreSQL or CosmosDB.
Adam Nemitoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Since the Amazon manages the instance, the amount of time a developer needs to spend configuring the database is less. For comparison, if we were to manage the same instance manually, we need to set up EC2 instance, install the DB, setup backup scripts, track backup failures, which is a great overhead for the dev. Using DynamoDB this overhead is reduced and hence having a great ROI.
  • Great documentation and easy setup makes an easy learning curve to transition to DynamoDB. Only caveat is as with any database, the data structure should be thoroughly analyzed for types of querying because there are limitations with the DynamoDB API.
  • Ties very well with rest of the Amazon eco system. Having rest of the applications in Amazon allows managing the application security a breeze.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • Not having to debug perf issues caused by ORM.
  • Not having to deal with SQL as you denormalize your app data model.
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

RavenDB

Pricing Details

Amazon DynamoDB

General

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

Amazon DynamoDB Editions & Modules

Edition
On-Demand - Write Operation$1.251
On-Demand Read Operation$0.251
On-Demand Data Stored$0.252
On-Demand Point-in-Time Recovery$0.202
On-Demand Snapshot$0.102
On-Demand Restoring a Backup$0.153
On-Demand Global Tables$1.8754
On-Demand Streams$0.025
On-Demand Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.096
Provisioned - Write Operation$0.000657
Provisioned - Read Operation$0.000137
Provisioned - Data Stored$0.258
Provisioned - Point-in-Time Recovery$0.208
Provisioned - Snapshot$0.108
Provisioned - Restoring a Backup$0.159
Provisioned - Global Tables$0.00097510
Provisioned - Streams$0.0211
Provisioned - Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.0912
  1. per million requests
  2. per GB per month
  3. per GB
  4. per million write operations replicated
  5. per 100,000 read operations
  6. per GB
  7. capacity unit per hour
  8. per GB per month
  9. per GB
  10. per Read Capacity
  11. per 100,000 read operations
  12. per GB
Additional Pricing Details

RavenDB

General

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

RavenDB Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB
8.8
RavenDB
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
RavenDB
9.5

Usability

Amazon DynamoDB
RavenDB
8.4

Support Rating

Amazon DynamoDB
RavenDB
9.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon DynamoDB
RavenDB
7.3

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