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RavenDB

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    9.3

    RavenDB

    93%

    Azure SQL Database

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    RavenDB ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    9.5
    95%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1
    91%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Concurrency

    8.6
    86%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.4
    94%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.4
    94%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    9.6
    96%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    9.3
    93%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    RavenDB

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Azure SQL Database

    90%
    Azure SQL Database ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    26 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    28 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    28 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    28 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    27 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • RavenDB is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    RavenDB

    89%
    27 Ratings
    8.6

    Azure SQL Database

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    RavenDB

    95%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Azure SQL Database

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    RavenDB

    90%
    23 Ratings

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    RavenDB

    91%
    24 Ratings
    9.0

    Azure SQL Database

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    RavenDB

    73%
    1 Rating

    Azure SQL Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    RavenDB

    If you're a.NET developer searching for a system other than SQL Server for business assessment, then you must try RavenDB. RavenDB is a fantastic document-oriented system that has been specifically developed to work with all.NET or Windows systems. Developers are continually working on such systems to eliminate their flaws while also providing a few benefits. We must refresh ourselves on a regular basis since the free software system is like an open area where anybody may stand up with a brilliant solution to the issue. RavenDB is absolutely worth a look
    Parthesh Pandya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    Your upcoming app can be built faster on a fully managed SQL database and can be moved into Azure with a few to no application code changes. Flexible and responsive server less computing and Hyperscale storage can cope with your changing requirements and one of the main benefits is the reduction in costs, which is noticeable.
    Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    RavenDB

    • Document Database - no Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch
    • ACID support that is optimized for performance
    • Can be easily integrated into automated tests (unit tests)
    • Easily configurable via C# code
    • Comes directly with RavenStudio - no SSMS or SQL Developer required
    • In general low footprint when it comes to memory and disk consumption
    • Useful safety nets for new developers - e.g. by default an exception is thrown when you make too many requests within a session
    Kenny Pflug | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    • Maintenance is always an issue, so using a cloud solution saves a lot of trouble.
    • On premise solutions always suffer from fragmented implementations here and there, where several "dba's" keep track of security and maintenance. With a cloud database it's much easier to keep a central overview.
    • Security options in SQL database are next level... data masking, hiding sensitive data where always neglected on premise, whereas you'll get this automatically in the cloud.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    RavenDB

    • The documentation is very good, but it's sometimes hard to find the topic I'm looking for.
    • Updating references is done manually. It would be nice if there was a feature to help with that. I'm not sure that's even possible though.
    Josh Close | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    • One needs to be aware that some T-SQL features are simply not available.
    • The programmatic access to server, trace flags, hardware from within Azure SQL Database is taken away (for a good reason).
    • No SQL Agent so your jobs need to be orchestrated differently.
    • The maximum concurrent logins maybe an unexpected problem.
    • Sudden disconnects.
    • The developers and admin must study the capacity and tier usage limits https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-subscription-service-limits otherwise some errors or even transaction aborts never seen before can occur.
    • Only one Latin Collation choice.
    • There is no way to debug T-SQL ( a big drawback in my point of view).
    Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    RavenDB

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Starting Price

    $0.5,044 Per Hour

    Azure SQL Database Editions & Modules

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

    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 9.0
    Based on 23 answers
    RavenDB is easy to use and provides a very friendly and intuitive management tool. We can now map documents with indexes, transform unstructured data into JSON format and analyze text and spatial data in real-time. With an array of functional features like data visualization, SNMP monitoring, automated data backup, it is seamlessly helping us in managing databases' performance and generating custom reports.
    Aadeeb Siddiqui | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    RavenDB

    RavenDB 9.1
    Based on 24 answers
    The support is really fast and flexible. Since one single working day, we got a response to our first request, only 4 days later we got a technical demonstration for our complete developer team to get in touch with raven and its performance. Also during our development, we got a quick response to questions.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    Azure SQL Database 9.0
    Based on 10 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

    The given alternatives are also powerful and really good noSQL databases but the highest availability of RavenDB allows me/us to know it a lot better.RavenDB is encrypted by default wherever we use it in production and it has a high level of documents compression.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    We moved away from Oracle and NoSQL because we had been so reliant on them for the last 25 years, the pricing was too much and we were looking for a way to cut the cord. Snowflake is just too up in the air, feels like it is soon to be just another line item to add to your Azure subscription. Azure was just priced right, easy to migrate to and plenty of resources to hire to support/maintain it. Very easy to learn, too.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    RavenDB

    • RavenDB has saved my customers a lot of money with their cloud services' tiered model. The database is able to grow with the project/company and can start out small at a low cost.
    • RavenDB is free for three nodes and three CPUs, which makes it great for development scenarios. You're able to start rapidly building applications without having to worry about licensing.
    • Scaling out has allowed us to use three small cloud servers when starting out and get the performance and throughput of a single larger server.
    Josh Close | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Azure SQL Database

    • Perfect for small and medium databases, being very cost effective.
    • As a Platform as a Service, there is no concern about patches, upgrades and end of life.
    • Be aware of security and network capabilities. The service cannot run in the VNET as Azure Virtual Machines do.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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