SingleStore is featured on business solutions review site G2 Crowd. Customers cite advantages like MySQL-friendliness, data compression of 60-80%, strong training, and excellent support – and that’s just in a single review.
What G2 Crowd Does for Users
G2 Crowd features frank reviews of business solutions – software and services – across a wide range of categories. For software, categories include:
Additional categories are collaboration & productivity; content management; customer service; (software) development; digital advertising; e-commerce; ERP (enterprise resource planning); governance, risk & compliance; (content and software) hosting; HR; IoT; IT management; (general) office; security; supply chain & logistics; and vertical industry software.
G2 Crowd has features designed to help. You can easily link from a product to its overarching category (such as Relational Databases Software, for SingleStore), making comparisons easy. You can interact with a G2 Advisor who will help you find the products that are worth your time and attention. It’s easy to share comments on social media. And you can, in many cases, ask a question of, or request a demo from the vendor.
Using G2 Crowd for research can deliver a lot of benefits:
Posting a review on G2 Crowd also helps you, as a current user of a product. By posting, you encourage the good features of the products you review to get developed further – and the bad features to get fixed. Your review is likely to elicit responses and comments, amplifying your feedback and possibly helping you work around concerns. And letting vendors know that you post on G2 Crowd may give your feedback more weight with them as they develop their products further.
What the G2 Crowd Says About SingleStore
So far, so good – at this writing, SingleStore has a star rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 points on G2 Crowd. Among the key positive comments:
Not all the reviewers on G2 Crowd write in perfect English, as the site attracts users from all over the world. But the enthusiasm behind the many positive comments comes through: “We mostly go after greater performance and scalability”; “Very scalable, fabulous, and very easy to use”; “You can seamlessly join across both row and columnar based tables.” One comment seems to sum up many of the positives holistically: “We’re now able to keep pace with increasing data volume and provide faster insights for our customers.”
There are some recommendations for the company as well – an easier deployment process is recommended; better tools; built-in performance monitoring; making the product easier for less-savvy users. Here at SingleStore – as is likely to be true at other vendors who see concerns listed – these issues have been noted, and efforts to address the concerns are well underway.
And there are tips. One financial services administrator recommends taking the time to get to know the product in some depth, and using Prometheus and Grafana for monitoring.
If you’re already a SingleStore user – whether you have an Enterprise license, or are using SingleStore for free – consider posting a review today. (And remember that you can get questions answered on the SingleStore Forums as well.) Your efforts will benefit the community as a whole.