Basho Technologies cited as easy to operate and maintain
Based in Bellevue, Washington, Basho Technologies offers Riak KV, a distributed, masterless key-value store, and Riak S2, a multitenant cloud object store compatible with the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Both are available in open-source and commercial enterprise versions. During 2015, Basho introduced the Basho Data Platform, comprising Riak KV, Riak S2, core services for replication, cluster management and add-ons for integration with Apache Spark, Apache Solr and Redis, Gartner explains. Basho's Riak KV and Riak S2 provide multiple data center distribution and replication with automated balancing; they do not fail upon server failure or network partition. Client comments indicated that Riak was easy to operate and availability easy to maintain. Basho has shown excellent growth, with 50% growth in total contract value and revenue from 2014 to 2015, based in part on utilizing its marketing budget to focus on converting its large base of downloads into paying customers.
NuoDB tops for customer satisfaction
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, NuoDB provides a highly available, operational SQL DBMS designed to scale horizontally (geographically) and elastically. NuoDB supports on-premises, cloud and hybrid cloud deployments, and is available in Community and Enterprise Editions. NuoDB is also available on the AWS Marketplace. Customers praised the HA/DR functionality of NuoDB (it received one of the highest customer reference scores for this), with 100% of surveyed customers reporting less than one day of outages during a 12-month period. NuoDB received excellent scores in customer satisfaction; the scores for ease of programming and ease of doing business were among the highest. This led to this vendor having one of the highest percentages of surveyed customers planning to purchase additional products.
MemSQL excels at innovation, total transactions
MemSQL , founded in 2011, is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California. It provides the MemSQL distributed in-memory, ACID-compliant RDBMS, which includes an in-memory row store, a memory- and disk-based column store, plus Streamliner, an integrated Spark solution for real-time data pipelining, Gartner notes. Its innovation score was the highest of any vendor in this Magic Quadrant beyond the four megavendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP) and Amazon AWS. MemSQL's peak speed in transactions per minute was the third highest reported by reference customers in this report. It also scored well on total transactions processed per day. Two-thirds of MemSQL's reference customers rated their experience of doing business with the vendor as extremely positive.