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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache is a great managed Redis or Memcached service. ElastiCache with the Redis engine is great for caching expensive responses or queries. It is great if you need a distributed mutex. It is great as a message broker. If you need Redis but don't have the resources to manage it yourself, consider ElastiCache. It may not be economical for very large scale installations, however.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant is generally a good tool for a NonSQL, document oriented Database as a Service. It is very scalable and reliable, and managed services through IBM seems to be working well. You can consider as almost no lock-in since it is based on CouchDB API structures and you can migrate to any other provider in the future if needed. If you need real Global Availability, like Asia / China you may need to look for alternatives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.3
Performance
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Availability
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Concurrency
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Security
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Scalability
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
7.6
Data model flexibility
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.1
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.3

Pros

Amazon ElastiCache

  • Easy to set up and zero maintenance
  • Relatively low cost
  • Drop-in replacement for Memcached service
Andrew Raines | 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 ElastiCache

  • Amazon ElastiCache is expensive.
  • The AWS Console for ElastiCache is not the most intuitive console.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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 ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

Amazon ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Quick response times, knowledgable and helpful support staff.
Kris Bandurski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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

Amazon ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.8
Based on 4 answers
  • Test the architecture on CouchDB helped us to address initial design flaws.
  • The migration to Cloudant as such was very painless.
  • We are now migrating our replication system to Cloudant Sync.
Nicolas Peeters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon ElastiCache

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloudant

Its easier to use than Dynamo, more open than Firebase, and has better documentation that CouchDB... it might not be fair to compare Modulus, Modulus obviously suffers from some scalability issues and might not be in the same class... but its a hosted DB service we had some experience with in the past....
Wes Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon ElastiCache

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant 8.6
Based on 21 answers
As a DB-as-a-Service, Cloudant has freed us from this kind of problem. Using the IBM Bluemix dashboard you can control how many transaction are executed in milliseconds and this is for now our rating of scalability between 200-24 milliseconds for one http POST (insert document), well under the project rate that was defined by an order of magnitude.
Romualdo Gobbo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon ElastiCache

  • Basically, zero-maintenance Memcached clusters, meaning the time can be spent elsewhere rather than looking after our own.
Andrew Raines | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

  • Saving in-terms of cost of procuring and maintaining hardware, which will be realized over the next 5 years.
  • Positive ROI in terms of the number of FTEs involved in maintaining our databases; our DBAs can now focus on other important and business critical applications.
  • Best ROI in terms of our organization's vision - they are no longer anxious / nervous to move to the cloud. We are already on the CLOUD.
Naresh Jasotani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon ElastiCache

General

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

IBM Cloudant

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon ElastiCache
9.2
IBM Cloudant
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
7.3

Usability

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Performance

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Support

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
7.8

Online Training

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
7.3

Implementation

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.8

Scalability

Amazon ElastiCache
IBM Cloudant
8.6

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