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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon DynamoDB ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

9.5

Amazon DynamoDB

95%
8.9

IBM Cloudant

89%
Amazon DynamoDB ranks higher in 7/7 features

Performance

9.7
97%
25 Ratings
8.7
87%
18 Ratings

Availability

9.9
99%
25 Ratings
9.1
91%
18 Ratings

Concurrency

9.8
98%
24 Ratings
8.6
86%
18 Ratings

Security

9.8
98%
25 Ratings
9.1
91%
18 Ratings

Scalability

9.8
98%
24 Ratings
9.5
95%
18 Ratings

Data model flexibility

7.8
78%
25 Ratings
7.5
75%
18 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

9.7
97%
23 Ratings
9.5
95%
18 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon DynamoDB is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Amazon DynamoDB

97%
35 Ratings
9.1

IBM Cloudant

91%
42 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.5

Amazon DynamoDB

85%
34 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Amazon DynamoDB

100%
1 Rating
7.7

IBM Cloudant

77%
5 Ratings

Availability

Amazon DynamoDB

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

Amazon DynamoDB

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Amazon DynamoDB

100%
1 Rating
8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
6 Ratings

Online Training

Amazon DynamoDB

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon DynamoDB

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Amazon DynamoDB

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB

It is ideal for those projects where you need to store a large amount of data, but you do not know how many will be so you need the database to increase its storage capacity together with the number of users, without having to spend extra money, it also has a great potential thanks to the fast connection it offers, so the data travels at high speed, and this speeds up the performance of the applications, excellent for projects where non-relational databases are used and what matters is to store large quantities of information and use them at high speed.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

Our organization found Cloudant most suitable if One, a fixed pricing structure would make the most sense, for example in a situation where the project Cloudant is being used in makes its revenue in procurement or fixed retainer — thus the predictability of costs is paramount; Two, where you need to frequently edit the data and/or share access to the query engine to non-engineers — this is where the GUI shines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon DynamoDB

  • It's very easy to get started, creating a table with a partition/sort key and you're on your way.
  • You can scale up and down your read/write IO as needed.
  • You can store structured and unstructured data.
  • It works great with Web Development as it's JSON based.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

  • For us, performance and scalability is the key, and Cloudant DB backed by CouchDB is scalable and performant.
  • IBM Cloudant dB is very easy to provision for sandbox, development, QA as well as production.
  • Support for Java for CouchDB app server analytics enables a greater control for over developers.
  • Schema free oriented very easy to program and build applications on it.
  • We love it!!
Naresh Jasotani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Complex searching (no support for case-insensitive or full-text search).
  • Only supports up to two-key indexes.
  • Requires choosing the indexes up-front when doing searches.
  • Does not have an SQL compatible query front-end.
  • No join-table support (requires putting all data into one table).
Chris Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

  • It was only after we went with the cloud-based solution that IBM rolled out an on-premise version.
  • We found that a 3rd-party ODBC driver was required for a few applications that needed to pull data out of Cloudant.
  • The sales process was difficult because the salesperson we used was not as versed on Cloudant as I had hoped.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon DynamoDB

General

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

Starting Price

$0.00,013 capacity unit per hour

Amazon DynamoDB Editions & Modules

Edition
On-Demand - Write Operation$1.251
On-Demand Read Operation$0.251
On-Demand Data Stored$0.252
On-Demand Point-in-Time Recovery$0.202
On-Demand Snapshot$0.102
On-Demand Restoring a Backup$0.153
On-Demand Global Tables$1.8754
On-Demand Streams$0.025
On-Demand Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.096
Provisioned - Write Operation$0.000657
Provisioned - Read Operation$0.000137
Provisioned - Data Stored$0.258
Provisioned - Point-in-Time Recovery$0.208
Provisioned - Snapshot$0.108
Provisioned - Restoring a Backup$0.159
Provisioned - Global Tables$0.00097510
Provisioned - Streams$0.0211
Provisioned - Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.0912
  1. per million requests
  2. per GB per month
  3. per GB
  4. per million write operations replicated
  5. per 100,000 read operations
  6. per GB
  7. capacity unit per hour
  8. per GB per month
  9. per GB
  10. per Read Capacity
  11. per 100,000 read operations
  12. per GB
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloudant

General

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

Starting Price

$0 20 reads/second ; 10 writes/second ; 5 global queries / second ; 1 GB of storage capacity

IBM Cloudant Editions & Modules

Edition
LiteFree1
Standard$752
StandardIncluded3
Standard$14
  1. 20 reads/second ; 10 writes/second ; 5 global queries / second ; 1 GB of storage capacity
  2. per month 100 reads/second ; 50 writes/second ; 5 global queries/second
  3. per month 20 GB of storage
  4. per month per GB of storage above the included 20 GB
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB 8.5
Based on 34 answers
We will most likely continue to use DynamoDB for certain use-cases. If we stopped using DynamoDB as often, it would likely be because we started using Aurora Serverless more. Aurora Serverless may offer similar availability, management and cost benefits while allowing developers to use their MySQL tools and experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.3
Based on 1 answer
the flexibility of NoSQL allow us to modify and upgrade our apps very fast and in a convenient way. Having the solution hosted by IBM is also giving us the chance to focus on features and the improvement of our apps. It's one thing less to be worried about
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and we can quickly prototype something using DynamoDB to verify its viability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.7
Based on 5 answers
It's mostly just a straight forward API to a data store. I knock one off for the full text search thing, but I don't need it much anyways. Also, the dashboard UI they give is pretty nice to use. It provides syntax-highlighting for writing views and queries are easy to test. I wish other DBs had a UI like this.
Bryan Redeagle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't dealt with the support for Amazon DynamoDB personally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.6
Based on 6 answers
Very happy by the commitment given by the team which has been really good over the last 7 years of usage.
Nicolas Peeters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.3
Based on 2 answers
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
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
Based on 8 answers
  • Test the architecture on CouchDB helped us to address initial design flaws.
  • The migration to Cloudant as such was very painless.
  • We have migrate our replication system to Cloudant Android Sync for mobile devices.
  • We have regular informal contact with the Cloudant leadership to discuss our use cases and implementation strategies.
Nicolas Peeters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon DynamoDB

We evaluated using MongoDB or Amazon DyanmoDB. For us, the biggest advantage is that there's no maintenance cost for Amazon DynamoDB. Mongo gets complicated when you setup sharding. With Amazon DynamoDB, it's literally a push of button to increase throughput. This saves time and money on DevOps resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

The feature-set, including security, is very comparable. Overall, IBM's services added to the product are mature and stable, although product support and engineers could be a little better. Global availability is improving, and Disaster Recover Capabilities are great. Overall, it's very comparable to MongoDB as a DBaaS offer, available globally and with great documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.6
Based on 21 answers
The service scales incredibly well. As you would expect from CloudDB and IBM combination. The only reason I wouldn't score it a 10 is the fact that document trees can get nested and nested very quickly if you are attempting to do very complex datasets. Which makes your code that much more complex to deal. Its very possible we could find a solution to this problem with better database planning to begin with, but one of the reasons we chose a service over a self-hosted solution was so we could set it up quick and forget about it. So we weren't going to dedicate a team to architecture optimization.
Wes Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Since the Amazon manages the instance, the amount of time a developer needs to spend configuring the database is less. For comparison, if we were to manage the same instance manually, we need to set up EC2 instance, install the DB, setup backup scripts, track backup failures, which is a great overhead for the dev. Using DynamoDB this overhead is reduced and hence having a great ROI.
  • Great documentation and easy setup makes an easy learning curve to transition to DynamoDB. Only caveat is as with any database, the data structure should be thoroughly analyzed for types of querying because there are limitations with the DynamoDB API.
  • Ties very well with rest of the Amazon eco system. Having rest of the applications in Amazon allows managing the application security a breeze.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

  • IBM Cloudant is very secure and we never have to worry about losing data/unauthorized access
  • It is one of the best data backup system and works well
  • Global availability means it is easy to connect to the nearest data center and this reduces load time which is great.
Paul Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

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