Slideshow Best NoSQL Database Software Products

  • August 30 2015, 8:51pm EDT
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Best NoSQL Database Software Products

NoSQL databases are increasingly popular for big data applications. But which NoSQL database software options are most ideal for your potential application needs? G2 Crowd's Fall 2015 research, involving customer reviews, offers some potential answers.

Why NoSQL Database Products?

Before we get in to the rankings, it’s important to understand why some organizations are adopting NoSQL databases and related software products. According to G2 Crowd, potential benefits include the ability to create a flexible and dynamic data model to store data; scale your database operation without a major overhaul of data schema or strategy and without a dip in performance; maximize IT infrastructure potential through efficient use of storage resources; achieve big data levels of information storage; and support business applications with high availability.

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About the Rankings

For the purpose of G2 Crowd’s rankings, the best NoSQL database software products were determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four categories on a Grid: (1) Leaders, (2) High Performers, (3) Contenders and (4) Niche Products. Now, let’s look at where eight different companies ranked in those four grid areas.

The NoSQL Database Software Market Leaders

Leaders offer NoSQL databases that are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial scale, market share, and global support and service resources. Leading products include: Redis, Hive, MongoDB, Cassandra, and Hbase, G2 Crowd said.

A NoSQL Database Software High Performer

High Performers provide products that are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the vendors in the Leader category. Couchbase is the only high-performer in this ranking, G2 Crowd indicated.

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A NoSQL Database Software Contender

Contenders have significant market presence and resources, but their products have received below average user satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate their products. CouchDB is the only contender in this ranking, G2 Crowd said.

A NoSQL Database Niche Product

Niche products do not have the market presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate their success. Riak is the only niche product in this ranking, G2 Crowd indicated.

Thanks and More

Thanks to G2 Crowd for the content contained in this slide show. For more information about the research, rankings and NoSQL databases overall, check out G2 Crowd’s NoSQL report. Also, check out all of our slide shows here.