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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • RavenDB ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.8

Azure Cosmos DB

88%
9.2

RavenDB

92%
RavenDB ranks higher in 4/7 features

Performance

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
9.3
93%
25 Ratings

Availability

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
24 Ratings

Concurrency

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
24 Ratings

Security

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
9.2
92%
24 Ratings

Scalability

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Data model flexibility

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
9.8
98%
25 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

8.6
86%
6 Ratings
9.4
94%
24 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Cosmos DB is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • RavenDB is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Azure Cosmos DB

84%
6 Ratings
8.7

RavenDB

87%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.6

Azure Cosmos DB

76%
4 Ratings
9.5

RavenDB

95%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Azure Cosmos DB

87%
2 Ratings
8.8

RavenDB

88%
21 Ratings

Support Rating

9.3

Azure Cosmos DB

93%
2 Ratings
8.8

RavenDB

88%
22 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure Cosmos DB

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

RavenDB

73%
1 Rating

Configurability

Azure Cosmos DB

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

RavenDB

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

NoSQL platforms are very useful when it comes to security, speed, accuracy, high accessibility with high read and write power. Everything is managed under the cloud and we have the various capabilities of Azure and support for Microsoft products with us. Flexibility in price and variety of features, as well as real-time results, are some of the popular [features] of this platform.
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Hibernating Rhinos

If you're a.NET developer searching for a system other than SQL Server for business assessment, then you must try RavenDB. RavenDB is a fantastic document-oriented system that has been specifically developed to work with all.NET or Windows systems. Developers are continually working on such systems to eliminate their flaws while also providing a few benefits. We must refresh ourselves on a regular basis since the free software system is like an open area where anybody may stand up with a brilliant solution to the issue. RavenDB is absolutely worth a look
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Pros

Microsoft

  • Turn-key geo-redundancy with multi-master writes is unprecedented and unparalleled in the industry!
  • Guaranteed low latency makes Cosmos DB an excellent fit for most of our performance-intensive situations.
  • The tunable consistency model simplifies so many challenges in distributed systems engineering that otherwise require advanced knowledge of computer science topics. I continue to be impressed at how Cosmos DB has abstracted away so much complexity.
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Hibernating Rhinos

  • Document Database - no Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch
  • ACID support that is optimized for performance
  • Can be easily integrated into automated tests (unit tests)
  • Easily configurable via C# code
  • Comes directly with RavenStudio - no SSMS or SQL Developer required
  • In general low footprint when it comes to memory and disk consumption
  • Useful safety nets for new developers - e.g. by default an exception is thrown when you make too many requests within a session
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Expensive, so be careful of the use case.
  • We had a thought time migrating from traditional DBs to Cosmos. Azure should provide a seamless platform for the migration of data from on-premises to cloud.
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Hibernating Rhinos

  • The documentation is very good, but it's sometimes hard to find the topic I'm looking for.
  • Updating references is done manually. It would be nice if there was a feature to help with that. I'm not sure that's even possible though.
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Pricing Details

Azure Cosmos DB

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Azure Cosmos DB editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    RavenDB

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    RavenDB editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      It's efficient, easy to scale, and works. We do have to do a bit of administration, but less now than when we started with this a couple of years ago. Microsoft continues to improve its self-management capability.
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      Hibernating Rhinos

      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.
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      It has very good compatibility and adaptability with other APIs and developers can safely create new apps because it is compatible with various tools and can be easily managed and run under the cloud, and in terms of security, it is one of the best of its kind, which is very powerful and excellent.
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      Hibernating Rhinos

      RavenDB is easy to use and provides a very friendly and intuitive management tool. We can now map documents with indexes, transform unstructured data into JSON format and analyze text and spatial data in real-time. With an array of functional features like data visualization, SNMP monitoring, automated data backup, it is seamlessly helping us in managing databases' performance and generating custom reports.
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      Microsoft is the best when it comes to after-sales support. They have a well-structured training and knowledge base portal that anyone can use. They are usually quick to respond to cases and are on point for on-call support. I have no complaints from a support standpoint. Pretty happy with the support.
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      Hibernating Rhinos

      The support is really fast and flexible. Since one single working day, we got a response to our first request, only 4 days later we got a technical demonstration for our complete developer team to get in touch with raven and its performance. Also during our development, we got a quick response to questions.
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      Implementation Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Hibernating Rhinos

      RavenFS changed along the way and made us change the codes.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      Azure Cosmos DB has the benefit of having multi-master key tenancy compared to Redis and Mongo. Reads are just as fast, if not faster than Mongo. However, the distribution of writes (i.e. ACID transactions) isn't as high as Google Cloud Spanner or CouchDB. Azure Cosmos DB writes slower than Cassandra, but with Cosmos, we do not have to worry about replication or tools like Zookeeper to handle it. Azure Cosmos DB has it built-in.
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      Hibernating Rhinos

      The given alternatives are also powerful and really good noSQL databases but the highest availability of RavenDB allows me/us to know it a lot better. RavenDB is encrypted by default wherever we use it in production and it has a high level of documents compression.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Azure Cosmos DB may be expensive on its own, but it was cheaper than increasing the size/power of our VMs running SQL Server instances enough to keep up with the volume and velocity of the unstructured data.
      • We got the JSON data out of our SQL Servers and they quit tipping over.
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      Hibernating Rhinos

      • RavenDB has saved my customers a lot of money with their cloud services' tiered model. The database is able to grow with the project/company and can start out small at a low cost.
      • RavenDB is free for three nodes and three CPUs, which makes it great for development scenarios. You're able to start rapidly building applications without having to worry about licensing.
      • Scaling out has allowed us to use three small cloud servers when starting out and get the performance and throughput of a single larger server.
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