Oracle NoSQL Database vs. Riak

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle NoSQL Database
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Oracle offers a NoSQL Database.N/A
Riak
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Riak is a NoSQL database from Basho Technologies in Bellevue, Washington.N/A
Pricing
Oracle NoSQL DatabaseRiak
Editions & Modules
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Oracle NoSQL DatabaseRiak
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Oracle NoSQL DatabaseRiak
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Oracle NoSQL Database
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Ratings
Riak
9.4
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Performance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Availability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Concurrency00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data model flexibility00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle NoSQL DatabaseRiak
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle NoSQL DatabaseRiak
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Oracle NoSQL Database is well-suited for you if your data formats are not consistent, if you have limited hardware resources, if you higher data throughput (whether the database is on the cloud or running locally), and if you don't need a declarative query language to maintain a standardized schema of your data. If you need reduced data redundancy and require ACID compliance, you are better off finding an SQL database solution.
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Basho Technologies
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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Pros
Oracle
  • Data-model flexibility. Unlike RDBMS solutions, Oracle NoSQL does not restrict you to a predefined set of data types.
  • Ability to Handle an Increased Amount of Traffic. As Oracle NoSQL can process queries much quicker than Oracle Database, Oracle NoSQL is able to respond to a lot more queries in the same amount of time.
  • Data-model simplicity. In SQL-oriented databases, there is a learning curve in learning the relationship between databases, tables, rows, and keys. On the other hand, Oracle NoSQL's key-value based storage is much easier to get the hang of.
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Basho Technologies
  • 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
Oracle
  • Fewer analytical functions to choose from. When compared to Oracle Database, there is significant difference in the amount of built-in analytical functions.
  • Eventual data consistency. It is not guaranteed that a write or delete query will be immediately visible for subsequent queries.
  • Data redundancy. As there are no mechanisms that insure data integrity, users are more likely to have redundant data across their documents.
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Basho Technologies
  • It does not have any native startup scripts in Linux.
  • Since it's built on Erlang, its a bit difficult to administer.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
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Basho Technologies
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
I have not used any other types of NoSQL databases.
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Basho Technologies
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.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • We pay less for computing resources, as Oracle NoSQL databases respond quicker than our previous SQL databases.
  • Our database administrators and software developers do not need to worry about "data massaging" and can focus on perfecting application logic.
  • Oracle NoSQL has built-in integration to other Oracle products, so we didn't not need to spend money on building custom integrators or higher additional developers.
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Basho Technologies
  • 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.
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