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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is best suited for creating complex, highly available and commercial databases, in a very straightforward way. The database size should be medium to large because only then will you be able to justify the extra cost incurred for using Amazon Aurora. Another aspect is that if you are already using AWS and most of your applications and services are on the cloud, then it makes sense to use Amazon Aurora since it fits in the Amazon ecosystem really well.
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IBM Cloudant

Applications where concurrency and durability are more important as compared to in-memory functionalities, IBM Cloudant DB is recommended. For us, the key question is to have Java and C# programming support on the database, for building applications, however if Python, Perl or R support is required, then IBM Cloudant DB may not be an intelligent choice.
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Pros

Amazon Aurora

  • It is a high performance and low latency database. You can also be assured of the high-availability of the database and the services hosted.
  • The Security provided by Amazon is again top notch because all of the data is encrypted and secured. The customers feel much more relaxed and assured when the project is using Amazon Aurora to host their services.
  • A big plus point for Amazon Aurora is the latest and impactful upgrades which it brings in the package. The automated up-gradation and maintenance is an outstanding feature which it provides to receive and stay up to date with the latest upgrades in the DB world.
  • It is compatible with MYSQL and PostgreSQL. It essentially means that the database is able to support the old data-sets and tools which were being used on those DB's. This is a great advantage because it is essentially backward compatible.
  • The Amazon technical team behind the development of this software is very knowledgeable and supportive as well. We told our requirements clearly and they suggested the best use of the database for us, which scenario it should be used, and which it is not a perfect fit.
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IBM Cloudant

  • Managing different documents in JSON format: every well formed structure of JSON docs are stored without a previous data schema support.
  • Queu reviews: are the power map-reduce functions applying after the documents ingestion.
  • Replication: powerful and easy DevOps function to save, copy or back up the data from one Cloudant DB to another in synchronizing way even between different sites geographically distributed.
  • The automatic creation of Data Warehouse relational DB DashDB for Analytics from NoSQL is one of the [most] invaluable features ever found. The SDP-Schema Discovery Process is really unleashing the power of JSON schema-less into structured relational DB ready for all analytic tools without any programming intervention.
  • The API GEO call based on GeoJSON structure, is one of the features that has been much more awaited in the "location awareness" application now implicit in quite all applications from marketing to logistics. The GEO API is built by the query options making the geo search application integration more easy than ever.
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Cons

Amazon Aurora

  • Without direct access to the instances it isn't possible to do a few things you'd be able to do if you were running your own database server, but this is rarely an issue
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IBM Cloudant

  • The @Cloudant/Cloudand npm SDK has very limited functionality when compared to mongodb, the Cloudant queries that can be made with JSON is good however, but it is not obvious from the start that you can do this.
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Usability

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.7
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cloudant adds some features to improve security and data query like tokens and cloudant query that really adds a lot of power to these features over the standard CouchDB. also you can integrate your data into a relational schema using ibm dashdb for data analysis. everything is in the right place
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
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it is a highly available solution in the IBM cloud portfolio and hence we have never had any issues with the data base being available - we also do continuous replication to be on the safer side just in case some thing goes awry. We also perform twice a year disaster recovery tests.
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Performance

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
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very easy to get started and is very developer friendly given that it uses couchDB analytics. It is a cloud based solution and hence there is no hardware investment in a server and staging the server to get started and the associated delays/bureaucracy involved to get started. Good documentation is also available.
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Support

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.8
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Quick response times, knowledgable and helpful support staff.
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Online Training

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.3
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online resources are good enough to understand but there is nothing like testing. In our case, we discovered some not documented behavior that we take in count now. Also, the experience in NodeJs is critical. Also, take in count that most of the "good practices" with cloudant are not in online courses but in blogs and pages from independent developers
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Implementation

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.8
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The performance and cost are both over our expectations
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Aurora

Aurora MySQL 5.6 lacks many of the features of PostgreSQL, and even more recent versions of MySQL or MariaDB. You may be able to tolerate these deficiencies; simple OLTP use-cases will be served adequately. Like RDS and DynamoDB, Aurora is managed and integrates well with other AWS products. Amazon Aurora Serverless can be much less expensive than RDS, however.
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IBM Cloudant

We used to host CouchDB ourselves, but moved to BigCouch at first for scalability and then to Cloudant to reduce the maintenance overheads.We use Elasticsearch alongside Cloudant these days, since _changes streams make it easy to feed data from Cloudant into Elasticsearch. Cloudant's search engine works well, but Elasticsearch makes it easier to visualise data through Kibana.
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Scalability

Amazon Aurora

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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.6
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We had our cluster scaled out for a promotion that involved a huge increase in write requests. The important thing there is that by scaling out, i.e., having additional nodes spun up, we increased the cluster's processing power and ingest capacity without any downtime.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Aurora

  • Aurora Serverless has allowed us to inexpensively implement best-practices for our microservices architecture.
  • Aurora is mostly managed; our engineers can focus on features instead of database administration.
  • Aurora is capable of high throughput. Speed is not our first priority, but we still benefit from it.
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IBM Cloudant

  • savings in initial hardware cost as well cost of server build to be ready to load data base
  • Cloudant was the first truly cloud based database solution implemented by in our organization and hence lots of effort went in to make it a success so that it can be a role model for cloud adoption in the organization
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Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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IBM Cloudant

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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