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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DataStax

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

Google Cloud Datastore

If you want a serverless NoSQL database, no matter it is for personal use, or for company use, Google Cloud Datastore should be on top of your list, especially if you are using Google Cloud as your primary cloud platform. It integrates with all services in the Google Cloud platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

DataStax
9.4
Google Cloud Datastore
9.9
Performance
DataStax
9.0
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
Availability
DataStax
10.0
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
Concurrency
DataStax
8.0
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
Security
DataStax
9.0
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0
Scalability
DataStax
10.0
Google Cloud Datastore
9.9
Data model flexibility
DataStax
10.0
Google Cloud Datastore
9.9
Deployment model flexibility
DataStax
10.0
Google Cloud Datastore
9.8

Pros

DataStax

  • 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

Google Cloud Datastore

  • Automatically handles shards and replication.
  • Schema-less & NoSQL.
  • Fully managed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DataStax

  • 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

Google Cloud Datastore

  • It is hosted on GCP, which makes it harder if your company have multi-cloud strategy.
  • When you want to migrate to other cloud providers, there can be a caveat.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax

DataStax 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

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 10.0
Based on 2 answers
For the amount of use we're getting from Google Cloud Datastore, switching to any other platform would have more cost with little gain. Not having to manage and maintain Google Cloud Datastore for over 4 years has allowed our teams to work on other things. The price is so low that almost any other option for our needs would be far more expensive in time and money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DataStax

DataStax 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

Google Cloud Datastore

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

DataStax

DataStax 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

Google Cloud Datastore

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

DataStax

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

Google Cloud Datastore

We selected Google Cloud Datastore as one of our candidates for our NoSQL data is because it is provided by Google Cloud, which fits our needs. Most of our infrastructure is on Google Cloud, so when we think about the NoSQL database, the first thing we thought about is Google Cloud Datastore. And it proves itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DataStax

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

Google Cloud Datastore

  • Simple billing part of Google Cloud Platform
  • No time spent configuring and maintaining Google Cloud Datastore.
  • Very good uptime for our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DataStax

General

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

Google Cloud Datastore

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DataStax
10.0
Google Cloud Datastore
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax
7.7
Google Cloud Datastore
10.0

Usability

DataStax
9.0
Google Cloud Datastore

Support Rating

DataStax
10.0
Google Cloud Datastore

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