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Likelihood to Recommend

MongoDB

Mongo DB is better placed in large projects, with great scalability. It also allows you to work quite comfortably with projects based on programming languages such as javascript angular typescript C #. I believe that its performance is much better with the type of technologies that handle very logical, similar terms of programming. If we use languages like java php, for example, it is better to work with relational databases like postgres or mySql. Since this type of technology allows you to work better with database management frameworks much more agile for these environments, such as JPA, HIBERNATE, Oracle, I think they are much better with this type of architecture and programming languages.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

MongoDB
8.7
Riak
9.4
Performance
MongoDB
8.8
Riak
9.0
Availability
MongoDB
8.8
Riak
10.0
Concurrency
MongoDB
8.4
Riak
10.0
Security
MongoDB
8.3
Riak
9.0
Scalability
MongoDB
8.7
Riak
10.0
Data model flexibility
MongoDB
9.2
Riak
9.0
Deployment model flexibility
MongoDB
8.8
Riak
9.0

Pros

MongoDB

  • Being a JSON language optimizes the response time of a query, you can directly build a query logic from the same service
  • You can install a local, database-based environment rather than the non-relational real-time bases such a firebase does not allow, the local environment is paramount since you can work without relying on the internet.
  • Forming collections in Mango is relatively simple, you do not need to know of query to work with it, since it has a simple graphic environment that allows you to manage databases for those who are not experts in console management.
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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.
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Cons

MongoDB

  • An aggregate pipeline can be a bit overwhelming as a newcomer.
  • There's still no real concept of joins with references/foreign keys, although the aggregate framework has a feature that is close.
  • Database management/dev ops can still be time-consuming if rolling your own deployments. (Thankfully there are plenty of providers like Compose or even MongoDB's own Atlas that helps take care of the nitty-gritty.
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Riak

  • Deletes!!! We've seen on numerous occasions where Riak has "resurrected" deleted data. We've worked with Basho numerous times and tried multiple changes to the way we interact with Riak to prevent the problem but it still remains. The deletes seem to reappear weeks, even months, after the delete was issued. We've had to work around this issue by providing a "deleted" flag for all data objects stored in Riak. Thus, we do no delete but simply flip the flag. Excess baggage we would really like to not have to worry about.
  • Search. Currently there's no way to tell what data you have in Riak without already knowing a particular bucket/key. There is a way to list the keys for a given bucket but due to performance implications, this is not a viable method to lookup data. Especially when you have a large amount of keys in the bucket.
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Likelihood to Renew

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.6
Based on 58 answers
Familiarity can be a great reason to continue use of a product as it affords you speed and tight accuracy in execution. Although I would love to try PostgreSQL as I've heard a lot of great things about it, MongoDB has not given me any reason or cause for concern in the projects that we have thrown at it.
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Riak

Riak 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Riak works great for our use case but the fact that deletes seem to resurrect is a real issue for us. Unless we can get this solved, we'll continue to look at other products to see if our use case fits. Otherwise Riak is a great product and it fits our use case 95%. We have found work arounds to the remaining 5%.
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Usability

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I'm not a database expert by any means. But MongoDB has helped lower the barrier to entry in the world of full stack development. It has an expressive and easy to understand syntax and API. Additionally, their documentation is really quite detailed and easy to follow. Anyone with javascript experience should be able to work with it.
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Riak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I never had problems with the application. It complies with all the characteristics that the company specifies with this product.
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Riak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.4
Based on 2 answers
While the setup and configuration of MongoDB is pretty straight forward, having a vendor that performs automatic backups and scales the cluster automatically is very convenient. If you do not have a system administrator or DBA familiar with MongoDB on hand, it's a very good idea to use a 3rd party vendor that specializes in MongoDB hosting. The value is very well worth it over hosting it yourself since the cost is often reasonable among providers.
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Riak

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MongoDB

I selected MongoDB because it works for well with web interfaces. All of the RDBMS alternatives would have required a lot more time writing schemas and working around retrieving data and mapping it. That could have been somewhat mitigated with Entity Framework, but that again adds another piece of complication that I would rather just skip myself
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Riak

Because of the RESTful HTTP interface, the consistency model, and because of the catalog-driven data model, Riak was an easy win over Redis and Memcached.
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Return on Investment

MongoDB

  • Faster Development Time
  • Increased Developer Efficiency, leading to more leaner and agile releases
  • Increased Operations Efficiency, very easy to automate the DB provisioning process
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Riak

  • Riak's simple API and simple management model made it a no brainer when it came to adopting it as a technology for the team.
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Pricing Details

MongoDB

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
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

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