SingleStore, the technology you want to have to accelerate your data innovations
December 16, 2020

SingleStore, the technology you want to have to accelerate your data innovations

Diego Montúfar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

We build Data Warehousing solutions for our customers and provide consulting and resell license. [SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)] is a powerful technology which allows to solve most of the toughest data challenges within an organization. Its speed and flexibility makes it a key player in an organization's data innovation.
  • OLAP workloads
  • Fast query responses
  • Multiple use cases in one single database
  • Does not provide adequate support for data discovery apps, i.e. Power BI.
  • It would be great to have a native load balancing component for dealing with aggregator failure. Otherwise having a Child Aggregator becomes optional since not all the customers can afford an external balancing solution and does not feel confortable with switching between aggregators manually.
  • They used to have certifications and training in development and administration. That is very important to have, since other competitors does provide access to those sort of things and although they have free tutorials/videos, that doesn't provide an in-depth understanding.
  • 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)
It does the same but in the same platform. [SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)] can replace most of the use cases those other technologies solve.
Doing things (ingest + query) faster makes possible to test out scenarios faster and have an enhanced user experience. That is not possible with other technologies and the business is impacted because it cannot make timely decisions with slow insights
Doing BI with [SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)] is incredibly satisfying. The core component of an analytics system is the database. [SingleStore] performs so well that our customers are able to think about new use cases which cannot be done with their legacy and traditional systems.

Do you think SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)'s feature set?

Yes

Did SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SingleStore (formerly MemSQL) again?

Yes

[SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)] is not good for replacing a complete transactional legacy systems. Migration could be very painful.
It's highly recommended for BI and Analytics use cases though