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Likelihood to Recommend

DataStax

Datastax Cassandra is a Java based linearly scalable NoSQL database, best-in-class tunable performance, fault tolerant, distributed, masterless, time series database and has easy-to-use administration and monitoring functionality with opscenter. Configured correctly there is no downtime and no data loss. The documentation is exhaustive, and the community is agile and supportive, and Datastax provides good support. For all these reasons, Datastax Cassandra has become a NoSQL technology of choice for many platforms.However it has some time investment on infrastructure and regular operational tasks, and if you do not have bandwidth for it, a managed NoSQL solution like DynamoDB might be more appropriate. Also if you have search needs on Cassandra and do not have corresponding Spark/Solr setup, Datastax Cassandra might not be ideal for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarkLogic

If you are storing META data then MarkLogic is super useful as it retrieves everything so fast, while storing the whole data shows performance issues some times. If you have legacy systems then migrating from it would really require sweat and blood, on the other hand if you are in systems like Node.js you can simply integrate two systems easily. If you don't know how in the end your your data schema will look like then it's better to make a prototype using MarkLogic.
Prabhudayal Acharya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

DataStax
MarkLogic
7.9
Performance
DataStax
MarkLogic
8.5
Availability
DataStax
MarkLogic
8.0
Concurrency
DataStax
MarkLogic
7.5
Security
DataStax
MarkLogic
9.0
Scalability
DataStax
MarkLogic
8.5
Data model flexibility
DataStax
MarkLogic
7.0
Deployment model flexibility
DataStax
MarkLogic
6.5

Pros

DataStax

  • Scalability: it provides near linear scalability being based on open source Cassandra
  • Opscenter: it is a powerful and complete tool for monitoring
  • You can use Spark for analytics workloads
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarkLogic

  • Search was really advanced. Hard to set up and had limitations about semantical meanings between xml nodes, but provided very good search abilities.
  • The organization of documents across collections and metadata was particularly useful.
  • The REST abilities were very advanced and worked with XQuery well.
Marcus Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DataStax

  • Support for aggregation functions is still limited.
Robert Xu | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarkLogic

  • MarkLogic still has a long way to go in fostering the developer community. Many developers are gravitating to the simple integrations and do not delve into the deeper capabilities. They have made tremendous strides in recent months and I am sure this will improve over time.
  • Many of the best features are left on the floor by enterprises who end up implementing MarkLogic as a data store. MarkLogic needs to help customers find ways to better leverage their investment and be more creative in how they use the product.
  • Licensing costs become a major hurdle for adoption. The pricing model has improved for basic implementations, but the costs seem very prohibitive for some verticals and for some of the most advanced features.
Harry Bakken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax

DataStax 7.7
Based on 3 answers
Based on my experience with Datastax Cassandra.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarkLogic

MarkLogic 7.0
Based on 7 answers
MarkLogic is expensive but solid. While we use open source for almost everything else, the backend database is too critically important. At this point, re-tooling for a different back end would take too much time to be a viable option.
Daniel Davenport | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DataStax

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MarkLogic

MarkLogic 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very little about it can be done better or with greater ease. Even things that seem difficult aren't really that bad. There's multiple ways to accomplish any admin task. MarkLogic requires a fraction of administrative effort that you see with enterprise RDBMS like Oracle. MarkLogic is continually improving the tools to simplify cluster configuration and maintenance.
Harry Bakken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DataStax

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MarkLogic

MarkLogic 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There's always room for improvement. Some problems get solved faster than others, of course. MarkLogic's direct support is very responsive and professional. If they can't help immediately, they always have good feedback and are eager to receive information and details to work to replicate the problem. They are quick to escalate major support issues and production show-stopping problems.In addition to MarkLogic's direct support, there are several employees who are very active among the community and many questions and common issues get quick attention from helpful responses to email and StackOverflow questions.
Harry Bakken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DataStax

We chose datastax because we need a system always available and capable of ingesting a large amount of data per second, even if eventually consistent and with multi data center sync native support.We considered Cloudera as an alternative using Kafka as the ingestion layer but we were not completely satisfied with the multi data center support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarkLogic

We had Fast in place when Microsoft had bought it up and was going to change / deprecate it. One of the biggest advantages of MarkLogic for search actually had to do with the rest of the content pipeline - it allowed us to have it all in one technology. On the NoSQL side, we looked at MongoDB a couple years back. At that time, MarkLogic came in stronger on indexing, transaction reliability, and DR options. For us, that was worth using a commercial product.
Beverly Jamison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DataStax

  • Almost zero downtime, best for business continuity.
  • Easy to do maintenance online.
Robert Xu | TrustRadius Reviewer

MarkLogic

  • MarkLogic reduced the amount of time that the DevOps team needed to dedicate to database updates, as the engineering team was mostly able to easily design and maintain database upgrades without requiring specialists such as database architects on the DevOps side. This capability flowed from the product's speed and the versatility of its XQuery language and libraries.
  • MarkLogic required significant education and buy-in time for the engineering team.
Richard Winslow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DataStax

General

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

MarkLogic

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DataStax
7.7
MarkLogic
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax
7.7
MarkLogic
7.0

Usability

DataStax
MarkLogic
9.0

Support Rating

DataStax
MarkLogic
9.0

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