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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

Azure SQL Database

The most important positive for our organization is the ability to scale up or down at will. As a startup, we needed to quickly adapt to changing space and performance needs. It's also integral as we grow different branches of the business. Thus far, we haven't encountered much of anything with the tool that hasn't been a good fit for our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

MarkLogic Server
7.9
Azure SQL Database
Performance
MarkLogic Server
8.5
Azure SQL Database
Availability
MarkLogic Server
8.0
Azure SQL Database
Concurrency
MarkLogic Server
7.5
Azure SQL Database
Security
MarkLogic Server
9.0
Azure SQL Database
Scalability
MarkLogic Server
8.5
Azure SQL Database
Data model flexibility
MarkLogic Server
7.0
Azure SQL Database
Deployment model flexibility
MarkLogic Server
6.5
Azure SQL Database

Database-as-a-Service

MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Database scalability
MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Automated backups
MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Database security provisions
MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
9.3
Monitoring and metrics
MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
8.3
Automatic host deployment
MarkLogic Server
Azure SQL Database
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

Azure SQL Database

  • Scalability is #1: if it used to be an almost no-win endeavour to try to modernize your server or migrate to other hardware, with Azure SQL Database it becomes a press of a button.
  • All the tools simply work after you are on Azure SQL Database.
  • The applications do not need changes in order to start using Azure SQL Database.
  • Hybrid Cloud scenarios will work.
  • Clustering and failover - already there.
  • You can start monitoring the use and extract performance insights in a new way in Azure.
Arthur Zubarev | 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

Azure SQL Database

  • A little slow on processing complex or large Views. We use a lot of Views to feed our BI system, and the processing time could see some improvement, IMHO.
  • Additional monitoring components would be nice too, automating some built in performance measurement tools would be a nice feature.
  • Price can always be improved as well. It’s not bad, but room for improvement.
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

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This is best solution as a DBA one could expect from a service provider and as a cloud service, it removes all your hassles.
Zimran Azim | 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

Azure SQL Database

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

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We give the support a high rating simply because every time we've had issues or questions, representatives were in contact with us quickly. Without fail, our issues/questions were handled in a timely matter. That kind of response is integral when client data integrity and availability is in question. There is also a wealth of documentation for resolving issues on your own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Azure SQL Database

Comparing with Amazon Aurora: Azure SQL DB is 100% compatible with SQL Server and Aurora is compatible with MySQL and PostGreSQL. Because of if, SQL DB suits large enterprises with hundreds of databases better. Comparing with Oracle: the main issue is that Oracle will try to push all other services available in their product offering.
Anonymous | 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

Azure SQL Database

  • Azure SQL Databases are a great solution and with the Azure pricing model, you can reduce costs in most scenarios. They also have added intrinsic value by the products nature of being scale-able to the current task (i.e.- a short term need for more processing power).
Michael Jipping | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MarkLogic Server

General

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

Azure SQL Database

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
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

MarkLogic Server
7.0
Azure SQL Database
8.0

Usability

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Azure SQL Database

Support Rating

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Azure SQL Database
9.0

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