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Amazon ElastiCache

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IBM Cloudant

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Amazon ElastiCache

It is an extremely easy way to have a caching service added to your infrastructure. As it supports Redis and Memcached compatibility, it means it is very widely supported too and you don't have to do anything special to use ElastiCache. If you are already a Memcached user you can more than likely use ElastiCache as a drop-in replacement. However, for some of the more advanced setups, you may still need to run your own Redis/Memcached clusters.
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IBM Cloudant

The solution to store claims information worked for us, but the enterprise NoSQL market has expanded so much that we might not [have] used Cloudant had an alternative been available. Make sure you ask about ACID compliance and about what the difference between NoSQL and SQL databases are to that the IT managers understand why they are buying and how that differs from data solutions they've bought in the past.
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Pros

  • Easy to set up and zero maintenance
  • Relatively low cost
  • Drop-in replacement for Memcached service
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  • Easy Setup
  • Simple API's
  • Great Documentation
  • Open Standards / Works with CouchDB and mobile PouchDB
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Cons

  • Doesn't quite have all the same rich feature set in some places. Some of the more advanced setups may not be able to be replicated on ElastiCache, so if you need to do anything in that area you may need to rethink the architecture or run your own nodes instead.
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  • I would love to able to have more performance advice on my database.
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IBM Cloudant7.7
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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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Support

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IBM Cloudant7.8
Based on 3 answers
Quick response times, knowledgable and helpful support staff.
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Implementation

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IBM Cloudant8.8
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The performance and cost are both over our expectations
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Alternatives Considered

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Cloudant is a hosted solution so it works better for me. Also, it includes a better authentication layer than CouchDB. As for Couchbase, it has membase but the hosted options are much more expensive. In the SQL world, I tried several sync solutions but the configuration and flow is not as smooth as the built-in capability in Cloudant.
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Scalability

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IBM Cloudant8.6
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Because of the offline-first architecture, most of the transactions are handled on the client, requiring less power on the server. Also, because it's plain http, the overload on the client is almost nothing. Cost and performance is in balance using Cloudant as a backend compared with other hosted solutions.
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Return on Investment

  • Basically, zero-maintenance Memcached clusters, meaning the time can be spent elsewhere rather than looking after our own.
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  • Cloudant allowed us to implement a project faster due to it being fully managed and basically a plug-and-play type data store.
  • Being fully managed meant that we spent a fair bit of time on the phone yelling at IBM Support because they didn't know jack about how to solve the issues we ran into/
  • Overall Cloudant worked for us because the project timeline and budget allowed for more money to be spent on services rather than hardware (OpEx vs CapEx).
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Pricing Details

Amazon ElastiCache

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
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
There is never a charge for the first $50 of usage each month. After that, data volume is charged at $1 per GB/month, "heavy" API requests (PUTs, POSTs, DELETEs) are charged at $0.015 per 100 each month, and "light" API requests (GETs, HEADs) are charged at $0.015 per 500 each month. API requests that read or write multiple JSON docs in bulk count as 1 API request.

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