Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grist
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Grist combines the capabilities of spreadsheets, databases and app builders. Using a familiar spreadsheet interface, information can be organized as a relational database, and dashboards built using drag-and-drop. Solving spreadsheet problems Ensures data is well-structured and stored in one place with no duplication, no spreadsheet-wrangling, no merging documents. Collaboration on sensitive data Data is protected…
$8
per month per user
SingleStore
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SingleStore aims to deliver the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for data-intensive applications: SingleStoreDB, which combines transactional + analytical workloads in a single platform.
$0.69
per hour
Pricing
GristSingleStore
Editions & Modules
Pro
$8
per month per user
Enterprise
Contact Sales
OnDemand
$0.69
per hour
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GristSingleStore
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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User Ratings
GristSingleStore
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(2 ratings)
9.5
(56 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(30 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GristSingleStore
Likelihood to Recommend
Grist Labs
This is well suited to someone (or a team) who are technically minded and have a dataset that they need to be able to use in many ways. It's less appropriate for a team who isn't technically minded and/or don't have the data they need to manipulate. It would be useful for things that you could use a database or spreadsheet for such as CRM, Advertising database, Business tracking, Health tracking etc.
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SingleStore
SingleStore HTAP engine is well suited for real-time analytics, fast ingestion, scaling OLTP system like MySQL. When you need to run reports or perform aggregates on billions of rows and you get result in seconds, you cannot get this experience with other OLTP engines. I wish DBtLab was a little more developer and supported for SingleStore. This would allow to perform better data transformation. You can use stored procedures, but DBTLabs has become a standard for dimensional modeling in data warehousing projects. This is probably why SingleStore has trouble piercing in the data warehouse world. It is definately capable to compete with Snowflake when it comes to scalability, query performance, data compression, but Snowflake has ravaged the data warehouse market in few years and large corporations have already invested lots of money in migrating into Snowflake. The SingleStore community needs to grow. Everyone who uses SingleStore loves it.
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Pros
Grist Labs
  • Provides amazing customer service, help, examples, and explains what they are having you do
  • The layout is easy
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SingleStore
  • Technical support is stellar -- far above and beyond anything I've experienced with any other company.
  • When we compared SingleStore to other databases two years ago, we found SingleStore performance to be far superior.
  • Pipeline data ingestion is exceptionally fast.
  • The ability to combine transactional and analytical workloads without compromising performance is very impressive.
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Cons
Grist Labs
  • Making the user permissions more obvious on how to use them - They are highly adaptable, but hard to understand how to use them
  • Small changes such as auto colouring the choices/toggles options and being able to edit them once set.
  • Being able to copy the formatting from one column to the next
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SingleStore
  • We wish the product had better support for High Availability of the aggregator. Currently the indexes generated by the two different aggregators are not in the same sequential space and so our apps have more burden to deal with HA.
  • More tools for debugging issues such as high memory usage would be good.
  • The price was the one that kept us away from purchasing for the first few years. Now we are able to afford due to a promotion that gives it at 25% of the list price. Not sure if we'll continue after the promotion offer expires in another 2 years.
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Likelihood to Renew
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
We haven't seen a faster relation database. Period. Which is why we are super happy customers and will for sure renew our license.
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Usability
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
[Until it is] supported on AWS ECS containers, I will reserve a higher rating for SingleStore. Right now it works well on EC2 and serves our current purpose, [but] would look forward to seeing SingleStore respond to our urge of feature in a shorter time period with high quality and security.
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Reliability and Availability
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
We have not experienced any downtime in the two years that we have been using SingleStore.
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Performance
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
SingleStore's performance is incredible. Our predictive algorithms went from taking 24-48 HOURS down to 15 minutes allowing our team to run those much more frequently. Previously, we were limited to about 60 requests per minute due to table locks. Implementing columnstore on SingleStore allowed us to receive 1000 requests per minute.
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Support Rating
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
Very responsive to trouble tickets - Often, I think, the SingleStore's monitoring systems have already alerted the engineers by the time I get around to writing a ticket (about 10 - 20 mins after we see a problem). I feel like things are escalated nicely and SingleStore takes resolving trouble tickets seriously. Also SingleStore follows up after incidents to with a post mortem and actionable takaways to improve the product. Very satisfied here.
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Implementation Rating
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
We allowed 2-3 months for a thorough evaluation. We saw pretty quickly that we were likely to pick SingleStore, so we ported some of our stored procedures to SingleStore in order to take a deeper look. Two SingleStore people worked closely with us to ensure that we did not have any blocking problems. It all went remarkably smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered
Grist Labs
Grist is easier to use, faster, and loads quicker with heavy data.
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SingleStore
Timescale was the biggest alternative option we looked at for SingleStore, however the requirement to learn a new syntax (due to not being SQL compatible) was our biggest pain point. Supporting a new language would require alterations to the Laravel framework, as this only offered SQL integration out of the box. This alteration would be time consuming and would limit our scope to future hiring due to the new syntax.
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Scalability
Grist Labs
No answers on this topic
SingleStore
We needed more memory on our cluster. SingleStore handled it very smoothly.
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Return on Investment
Grist Labs
  • It's saved a lot of time in both creating an advertising database and managing it week to week effectively. I had previously created in others that haven't worked, and this does, saving me a good 1 hour weekly, and 5 hours or more each time I had problems with the last ones
  • Being able to stay on track with this has meant I'm following up at the right time (advertisers) and keeping a professional manner and not losing business due to missed communication
  • Saving me $ from buying a program like Access (or Airtable monthly) and then the learning curve that that has. This has a much easier learning curve to say the least.
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SingleStore
  • As the overall performance and functionality were expanded, we are able to deliver our data much faster than before, which increases the demand for data.
  • Metadata is available in the platform by default, like metadata on the pipelines. Also, the information schema has lots of metadata, making it easy to load our assets to the data catalog.
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ScreenShots

Grist Screenshots

Screenshot of the drag and drop dashboard editor used to build layouts.Screenshot of the custom user permissions that determine who can see what, down to each column and row.Screenshot of dynamic charts and reports that update with the click of a mouse.Screenshot of Grist's formula support for Excel-like functions or Python formulas. Technical users can drill into database structure in code view.