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Likelihood to Recommend

Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL database and well suited where you need highly available, linearly scalable, tunable consistency and high performance across varying workloads. It has worked well for our use cases, and I shared my experiences to use it effectively at the last Cassandra summit! http://bit.ly/1Ok56TKIt is a NoSQL database, finally you can tune it to be strongly consistent and successfully use it as such. However those are not usual patterns, as you negotiate on latency. It works well if you require that. If your use case needs strongly consistent environments with semantics of a relational database or if the use case needs a data warehouse, or if you need NoSQL with ACID transactions, Apache Cassandra may not be the optimum choice.
Rekha Joshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

Oracle NoSQL Database is well-suited for you if your data formats are not consistent, if you have limited hardware resources, if you higher data throughput (whether the database is on the cloud or running locally), and if you don't need a declarative query language to maintain a standardized schema of your data. If you need reduced data redundancy and require ACID compliance, you are better off finding an SQL database solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Cassandra
8.0
Oracle NoSQL Database
Performance
Cassandra
8.5
Oracle NoSQL Database
Availability
Cassandra
8.7
Oracle NoSQL Database
Concurrency
Cassandra
7.6
Oracle NoSQL Database
Security
Cassandra
8.0
Oracle NoSQL Database
Scalability
Cassandra
9.4
Oracle NoSQL Database
Data model flexibility
Cassandra
6.7
Oracle NoSQL Database
Deployment model flexibility
Cassandra
7.0
Oracle NoSQL Database

Pros

Cassandra

  • Continuous availability: as a fully distributed database (no master nodes), we can update nodes with rolling restarts and accommodate minor outages without impacting our customer services.
  • Linear scalability: for every unit of compute that you add, you get an equivalent unit of capacity. The same application can scale from a single developer's laptop to a web-scale service with billions of rows in a table.
  • Amazing performance: if you design your data model correctly, bearing in mind the queries you need to answer, you can get answers in milliseconds.
  • Time-series data: Cassandra excels at recording, processing, and retrieving time-series data. It's a simple matter to version everything and simply record what happens, rather than going back and editing things. Then, you can compute things from the recorded history.
David Prinzing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

  • Data-model flexibility. Unlike RDBMS solutions, Oracle NoSQL does not restrict you to a predefined set of data types.
  • Ability to Handle an Increased Amount of Traffic. As Oracle NoSQL can process queries much quicker than Oracle Database, Oracle NoSQL is able to respond to a lot more queries in the same amount of time.
  • Data-model simplicity. In SQL-oriented databases, there is a learning curve in learning the relationship between databases, tables, rows, and keys. On the other hand, Oracle NoSQL's key-value based storage is much easier to get the hang of.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cassandra

  • Cassandra runs on the JVM and therefor may require a lot of GC tuning for read/write intensive applications.
  • Requires manual periodic maintenance - for example it is recommended to run a cleanup on a regular basis.
  • There are a lot of knobs and buttons to configure the system. For many cases the default configuration will be sufficient, but if its not - you will need significant ramp up on the inner workings of Cassandra in order to effectively tune it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

  • Fewer analytical functions to choose from. When compared to Oracle Database, there is significant difference in the amount of built-in analytical functions.
  • Eventual data consistency. It is not guaranteed that a write or delete query will be immediately visible for subsequent queries.
  • Data redundancy. As there are no mechanisms that insure data integrity, users are more likely to have redundant data across their documents.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cassandra

Cassandra 8.6
Based on 16 answers
I would recommend Cassandra DB to those who know their use case very well, as well as know how they are going to store and retrieve data. If you need a guarantee in data storage and retrieval, and a DB that can be linearly grown by adding nodes across availability zones and regions, then this is the database you should choose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cassandra

Cassandra 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s great tool but it can be complicated when it comes administration and maintenance.
Glen Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cassandra

Cassandra 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes instead giving straight answer, we ‘re getting transfered to talk professional service.
Glen Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cassandra

We evaluated MongoDB also, but don't like the single point failure possibility. The HBase coupled us too tightly to the Hadoop world while we prefer more technical flexibility. Also HBase is designed for "cold"/old historical data lake use cases and is not typically used for web and mobile applications due to its performance concern. Cassandra, by contrast, offers the availability and performance necessary for developing highly available applications. Furthermore, the Hadoop technology stack is typically deployed in a single location, while in the big international enterprise context, we demand the feasibility for deployment across countries and continents, hence finally we are favor of Cassandra
yixiang Shan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

I have not used any other types of NoSQL databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cassandra

  • I have no experience with this but from the blogs and news what I believe is that in businesses where there is high demand for scalability, Cassandra is a good choice to go for.
  • Since it works on CQL, it is quite familiar with SQL in understanding therefore it does not prevent a new employee to start in learning and having the Cassandra experience at an industrial level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle NoSQL Database

  • We pay less for computing resources, as Oracle NoSQL databases respond quicker than our previous SQL databases.
  • Our database administrators and software developers do not need to worry about "data massaging" and can focus on perfecting application logic.
  • Oracle NoSQL has built-in integration to other Oracle products, so we didn't not need to spend money on building custom integrators or higher additional developers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cassandra

General

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

Oracle NoSQL Database

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cassandra
6.8
Oracle NoSQL Database
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cassandra
8.6
Oracle NoSQL Database

Usability

Cassandra
7.0
Oracle NoSQL Database

Support Rating

Cassandra
7.0
Oracle NoSQL Database

Implementation Rating

Cassandra
7.0
Oracle NoSQL Database

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