About This Constellation ShortList™

NoSQL stores (including document stores, key-value stores and column stores) that are available as software can be run on premises or in private clouds. Software can also be deployed and run on cloud infrastructure services, but that approach doesn’t deliver the same agility, simplicity and administrative savings as a NoSQL cloud service.  

This Constellation ShortList presents Constellation’s pick of NoSQL stores that are available both as software and as services across leading public clouds. The combination gives you the best advantages of cloud computing while avoiding lock-in and fostering hybrid-deployment and cloud portability. There have been no changes to this Constellation Shortlist since its Q1 2018 publication.

The name of this Constellation ShortList has been changed from “Hybrid- and Cloud-Friendly” to “Hybrid- and Multi-Cloud” to reflect growing acceptance and understanding of this term in the marketplace. Availability as a service on multiple public clouds has been a threshold criteria since its inception in Q3 2017. There have been no changes to vendors listed in this Constellation Shortlist since Q1 2018.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Available as software for on-premises or hybrid-cloud deployment 
  • Available as a cloud service on multiple majorpublic clouds 
  • Cloud services are supported by the cloud provider or NoSQL store software provider

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 20 solutions categorized in this market. The Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research.

  • Cassandra/DataStax
  • Couchbase
  • HBase
  • MongoDB
  • Redis

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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