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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

RavenDB

It worked quite well as a centralized location for data from different existing sources with fast data loading into it with a generous free tier to get a good understanding of how to use it. Although it was kind of clunky getting it to work on Linux due to the certificates required.The clients for languages like python and NodeJS exist but are a little under documented — although the C# one was rather good.
Holger Harzer | 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

RavenDB
9.0
Azure SQL Database
Performance
RavenDB
9.1
Azure SQL Database
Availability
RavenDB
9.0
Azure SQL Database
Concurrency
RavenDB
8.8
Azure SQL Database
Security
RavenDB
9.0
Azure SQL Database
Scalability
RavenDB
8.9
Azure SQL Database
Data model flexibility
RavenDB
9.1
Azure SQL Database
Deployment model flexibility
RavenDB
8.8
Azure SQL Database

Database-as-a-Service

RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
8.9
Database scalability
RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
9.2
Automated backups
RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
8.9
Database security provisions
RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
9.2
Monitoring and metrics
RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
8.8
Automatic host deployment
RavenDB
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Pros

RavenDB

  • Cool clustering with modest features
  • Fabulous auto indexing
  • Great studio and dashboard
  • Detailed documentation
  • Attachments on the document
  • Outstanding revisions
  • Easy ETL
  • Low prices on the clouds
  • Multi model support
  • Advance search
  • Informative webinars
Sina Zaimaran | 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

RavenDB

  • In previous versions the documentation was terrible - however, since v4.0 the documentation is excellent.
  • Any minor complaints are generally resolved by the team the same day. I suggested at one time some minor tweaks to Studio (showing the number of items in an array) and they were implemented almost immediately.
  • Nothing really to complain about.
Jeremy Holt | 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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.5
Based on 5 answers
We've had an excellent experience using RavenDB. Internally we are testing the newer features in 5.0 such as time series, which will effect the con specified previously dependent on the real world performance. We foresee that BattleCrate will continue to use RavenDB as we grow.
Alan Doherty | 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

RavenDB

RavenDB 8.4
Based on 5 answers
RavenDb does all the heavy lifting for you in 99% of cases. The API is easy to work with and lets you write very readable code. There is a small learning curve at the start but this is true for any tech. Raven's curve is easy to get over.
Chris Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Very good support that answered fast, nice and reliably. The problems were always resolved quickly and competently, even if the user was the problem. If any unusual issues arose, the support was proactive in contacting me to resolve problems or roadblocks I might have had.
Holger Harzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 9.0
Based on 6 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

Implementation Rating

RavenDB

RavenDB 7.3
Based on 1 answer
RavenFS changed along the way and made us change the codes.
Sina Zaimaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

RavenDB

When I first started using RavenDB, I did evaluate Mongo DB but found it to be lacking. The primary issue was that Mongo DB did not support atomic consistency for the persistence of multiple documents at the same time, although I think this may not be an issue with subsequent releases of Mongo DB. If for some reason I were forced to select an alternative Document Database, I would probably evaluate PostgreSQL or CosmosDB.
Adam Nemitoff | 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

RavenDB

  • Not having to debug perf issues caused by ORM.
  • Not having to deal with SQL as you denormalize your app data model.
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • Our database costs have decreased over time by 20%.
  • Our engineer spends much less time managing API calls with some of the new features available.
  • Our engineer is planning on using the Power Query embedded feature to streamline some ETL processes.
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

RavenDB

General

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

RavenDB Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Azure SQL Database

General

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

Azure SQL Database Editions & Modules

Edition
2 vCORE$0.50441
6 vCORE$1.51311
10 vCORE$2.521
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

RavenDB
8.9
Azure SQL Database
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

RavenDB
9.5
Azure SQL Database
8.0

Usability

RavenDB
8.4
Azure SQL Database

Support Rating

RavenDB
9.0
Azure SQL Database
9.0

Implementation Rating

RavenDB
7.3
Azure SQL Database

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