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Likelihood to Recommend

DataStax Enterprise

DataStax has a good scalable option with multiple clusters and a good write rate. Cassandra also is improving and is an open-source technology that has good community support. The UI is also easy to understand and implement required functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

RavenDB is very well suited for NoSQL beginners to start easily setting up and using a NoSQL database. Also to set up a high performance and high availability cluster is possible without reading tons of documentation. Very straightforward assistant! The performance is really high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

DataStax Enterprise
9.4
RavenDB
8.9
Performance
DataStax Enterprise
9.0
RavenDB
9.4
Availability
DataStax Enterprise
10.0
RavenDB
8.9
Concurrency
DataStax Enterprise
8.0
RavenDB
8.7
Security
DataStax Enterprise
9.0
RavenDB
8.9
Scalability
DataStax Enterprise
10.0
RavenDB
8.6
Data model flexibility
DataStax Enterprise
10.0
RavenDB
8.8
Deployment model flexibility
DataStax Enterprise
10.0
RavenDB
9.0

Pros

DataStax Enterprise

  • Datastax Cassandra provides high availability and good performance for a database. It is built on top of open source Apache Cassandra so you can always somewhat understand the internal functioning and why.
  • Datastax Cassandra is fairly simple to start using, you can install/setup your cluster and be productive in 1 day.
  • Datastax Cassandra provides a lot of good detailed documentation, and when starting, the detailed free videos on the Datastax site and documentation are very helpful.
  • Datastax Enterprise Edition of Cassandra provides more tools, good support, and quick response SLA for enterprise business support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • 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
Kenny Pflug | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DataStax Enterprise

  • Requires investment on hardware
  • Initial setup could be cumbersome
  • You need to be careful to use it only in the right context
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • 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.
Josh Close | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax Enterprise

DataStax Enterprise 7.7
Based on 3 answers
As an open source technology Cassandra can be readily used with or without any commercial support. DataStax provides value-added services and features, and in the end it is up to individual situations to strike a balance between the desirability of such support/service versus the associated cost.
Robert Xu | 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

DataStax Enterprise

DataStax Enterprise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
DataStax has a good community built around it and has amazing scalability options. Though the initial setup is a bit costly, in the long run, it makes up for it. It also has powerful monitoring tools and a clean UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

RavenDB 8.7
Based on 20 answers
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.
Aadeeb Siddiqui | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DataStax Enterprise

DataStax Enterprise 10.0
Based on 1 answer
DataStax has the best community. They have instant customer support to solve problems and are knowledgeable of the problems faced by the customer. The documentation is pretty top-notch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

RavenDB 8.8
Based on 21 answers
Had a question that was answered in minutes. Never used a NoSQL approach before, but was able to be proficient in a matter of hours. Easy to read API Documentation. 5 out 5 support in book, I have never once ran into an issue that wasn't quickly solved by either their support team or myself doing a quick search online.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DataStax Enterprise

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

DataStax Enterprise

Amazon DynamoDB and Datastax Cassandra are similar on masterless architecture and principles, DynamoDB is managed and needs cost analysis. If you need to have better control, Datastax is better.I also did a prototype with Google Spanner in one of the recent innovation days, it provides the best of both worlds but being a service on Google Cloud Platform(GCP) works if your services are primarily on GCP. Amazon Aurora is a relational database with higher performance and is a good candidate if search and default relational behavior is preferred.For now, Datastax worked well for us as it provides best in class performance across different kinds of read/write/mixed workloads. It provides linear scalability which works for the best performance, lowest latency and highest throughput. If configured correctly, there is no downtime and no data loss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DataStax Enterprise

  • It is able to completely fulfill the requirements
  • We think we'll have a positive ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • 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.
Josh Close | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DataStax Enterprise

General

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

RavenDB

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DataStax Enterprise
10.0
RavenDB
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax Enterprise
7.7
RavenDB
9.5

Usability

DataStax Enterprise
9.0
RavenDB
8.7

Support Rating

DataStax Enterprise
10.0
RavenDB
8.8

Implementation Rating

DataStax Enterprise
RavenDB
7.3

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