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Likelihood to Recommend

MarkLogic Server

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

Riak

Riak is very good if you need a resilient data store that can handle large amounts of documents very fast. If you have 1,000,000 documents and need to execute complex queries, it is great.Riak's SOLR engine is fast, however if you have extremely high amount of queries in a very limited time range, it can fail in a bad way.
Adam Stern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

MarkLogic Server
7.9
Riak
9.4
Performance
MarkLogic Server
8.5
Riak
9.0
Availability
MarkLogic Server
8.0
Riak
10.0
Concurrency
MarkLogic Server
7.5
Riak
10.0
Security
MarkLogic Server
9.0
Riak
9.0
Scalability
MarkLogic Server
8.5
Riak
10.0
Data model flexibility
MarkLogic Server
7.0
Riak
9.0
Deployment model flexibility
MarkLogic Server
6.5
Riak
9.0

Pros

MarkLogic Server

  • 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

Riak

  • Riak is great at handling large volumes of requests. We've seen Riak perform well under large volume while keeping response times quite low.
  • Riak is also fast providing consistent sub 10ms reads in both the datacenter and cloud.
  • Flexible allowing storage of numerous data types. We heavily leverage this to store various JSON documents in a single bucket.
  • We really like the RESTful interface that is provided. Makes the learning curve almost invisible and provides a quick speed to market in using Riak.
Gerald Chenvert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MarkLogic Server

  • 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

Riak

  • It does not have any native startup scripts in Linux.
  • Since it's built on Erlang, its a bit difficult to administer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 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

Riak

Riak 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Right now, I'm on a project where we need databases that can run on embedded systems. Riak isn't necessarily the best fit for that scenario. But when we need a clustered database, that's where we'd start considering Riak.
Jared Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 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

Riak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Riak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MarkLogic Server

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

Riak

Every database has positives and negatives. Redis is very good at set operations, but not as good at executing fast queries. MongoDB is a much cheaper data store than Riak, but not as highly available and scalable. Searching Riak is also faster than searching MongoDB or Redis. Riak also scales better than MongoDB in the long run.
Adam Stern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MarkLogic Server

  • 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

Riak

  • Riak has been a key part of our company's build process for our client's search backend. It is valuable for is in that it provides a reliable way to view the current search index.
Jeff Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MarkLogic Server

General

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

Riak

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Riak
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

MarkLogic Server
7.0
Riak
9.0

Usability

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Riak

Support Rating

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Riak

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