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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

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

RavenDB

Extremely likely. The solution itself is very easy to setup, supports multiple languages out of the box and provides an easy-to-use administration UI which accelerates development. I have also actively used RavenDB in multiple other projects to a notable increase in productivity and a reduction in the burden of managing application data. The community license is very generous and allowed us to get started quickly without upfront costs and the support was above par.
Alan Doherty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

DataStax
RavenDB
9.1
Performance
DataStax
RavenDB
9.2
Availability
DataStax
RavenDB
9.1
Concurrency
DataStax
RavenDB
8.9
Security
DataStax
RavenDB
9.0
Scalability
DataStax
RavenDB
9.2
Data model flexibility
DataStax
RavenDB
9.2
Deployment model flexibility
DataStax
RavenDB
9.0

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

RavenDB

  • Once over the initial learning curve, using Raven requires very little thinking about. Even though it is capable of doing almost anything you can imagine, learning how to LoadAsync, StoreAsync, QueryAsync are pretty much all you need to know to do about 99% of the day to day tasks.
  • Write the POCO for your data - Raven does the rest
  • With v 4.0+ you hardly ever need to write queries - Raven's automatic queries handle about 99% of my requirements
Jeremy Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DataStax

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

RavenDB

  • Own language for querying (RQL) not usable elsewhere
  • learning curve for stale documents/eventual consistency
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax

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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.5
Based on 5 answers
Raven has genuinely met all my database needs. When I'm on projects that use traditional SQL databases or other NoSQL products, I find myself longing for the speed and simplicity of Raven.
Judah Gabriel Himango | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DataStax

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RavenDB

RavenDB 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Studio is very easy to use and get a quick overview of the database.
Jeremy Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DataStax

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The support team at RavenDB is very helpful, the documentation is concise and clear. RavenDB wants you to succeed.
Alan Doherty | 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

RavenDB

Better .NET integration among all of them
Alex Klaus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DataStax

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

RavenDB

  • Not having to debug perf issues caused by ORM.
  • Not having to deal with SQL as you denormalize your app data model.
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DataStax

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
7.7
RavenDB
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

DataStax
7.7
RavenDB
9.5

Usability

DataStax
RavenDB
10.0

Support Rating

DataStax
RavenDB
9.6

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