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. This combination provides the best advantages of cloud computing while avoiding lock-in and fostering hybrid-deployment and cloud portability.

This Q3 2019 update drops HBase, due to waning interest in deploying conventional Hadoop clusters. Practitioners are moving to alternatives including the other NoSQL stores on this list as well as object storage in combination with Apache Spark/Spark services and/or next-generation, cloud-based relational database services.

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 major public 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
  • MongoDB
  • Redis

Frequency of Evaluation

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

Evaluation Services

If you would like to put our extensive expertise in vendor selections and contact negotiations to work for you, please contact us at ShortList@constellationr.com

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