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SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Scylla

Scylla is well suited for high-throughput scenarios where keyed data must be read or written with consistently low latency. It's less appropriate for use cases requiring relational queries, secondary indexes, or more structured data sets.
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

MemSQL is well suited for low latency, high data freshness use cases. It can scale significantly, although its in-memory usage does mean the cost of scaling to data size is higher, so I believe for very large data sets (double-triple digit TBs) where less performance (latency/freshness) is needed it may not be worth the cost. We've currently limited its usage to cases where the performance needs are very high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Scylla
8.4
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
Performance
Scylla
9.1
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
Availability
Scylla
9.1
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
Concurrency
Scylla
9.1
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
Data model flexibility
Scylla
6.4
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

Pros

Scylla

  • Low-latency reads
  • CQL has a familiar syntax
  • Parity with Cassandra
  • Practical features
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

  • Return results of complex queries scanning TBs of data in sub-seconds
  • Customer support team answer tickets quickly and provide guidance
  • MySQL engine which allows to query using simple MySQL drivers from different clients
  • Queries profiling is easy to use and helps investigating performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Scylla

  • Better documentation for best practices (e.g., how to effectively use connection pooling)
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

  • We wish the product had better support for High Availability of the aggregator. Currently the indexes generated by the two different aggregators are not in the same sequential space and so our apps have more burden to deal with HA.
  • More tools for debugging issues such as high memory usage would be good.
  • The price was the one that kept us away from purchasing for the first few years. Now we are able to afford due to a promotion that gives it at 25% of the list price. Not sure if we'll continue after the promotion offer expires in another 2 years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Scylla

No score
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SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We haven't seen a faster relation database. Period. Which is why we are super happy customers and will for sure renew our license.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Scylla

Scylla 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very easy-to-understand syntax--uses CQL (same as Cassandra), which has many similarities to standard SQL. There are some gotchas, however, that must be known during schema development.
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) 7.7
Based on 6 answers
[Until it is] supported on AWS ECS containers, I will reserve a higher rating for SingleStore. Right now it works well on EC2 and serves our current purpose, [but] would look forward to seeing SingleStore respond to our urge of feature in a shorter time period with high quality and security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Scylla

Scylla 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) 7.7
Based on 6 answers
Very responsive to trouble tickets - Often, I think, the SingleStore's monitoring systems have already alerted the engineers by the time I get around to writing a ticket (about 10 - 20 mins after we see a problem). I feel like things are escalated nicely and SingleStore takes resolving trouble tickets seriously. Also SingleStore follows up after incidents to with a post mortem and actionable takaways to improve the product. Very satisfied here.
John Barry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Scylla

Scylla has a quick learning curve (same as Cassandra) compared to other proprietary solutions like BigTable. It supports higher throughput and lower latency that other NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which sacrifice those features for more flexibility and unique features.
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

We need a flexible way to start the transformation on-premise and then move to the cloud. The lack of functionality and the easy way to scale out in multiple environments makes SingleStore the better choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Scylla

  • Addresses latency requirements of our platform
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

  • It can save thousands of dollars in licensing. However you still have to provision big clusters, which sometimes it's more expensive than having traditional technologies and it's difficult to create business cases for our customers
  • Time. Differently SS is key to save time, and time is money.
  • Enhanced user experience (for the IT/BI teams)
Diego Montúfar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Scylla

General

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

Scylla Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) Editions & Modules

Edition
OnDemand0.691
  1. per hour
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Scylla
9.1
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Scylla
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
10.0

Usability

Scylla
8.2
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
7.7

Support Rating

Scylla
9.1
SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)
7.7

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