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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Cosmos DB

It is well suited for scenarios where you need high performance NoSQL database. It is a reliable and stable database solution. If the application data set is of very large size, then the cost will increase in multiple folds
Akshay Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant is great for quick deployment and configs of a database service, especially when it comes to rapid prototyping. In a research capacity, we need to spin up web services and run experiments quickly. IBM Cloudant is a fuss-free database service which aids in this process. Extracting data from Cloudant can be done programmatically as well, which makes working with it much more ideal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Azure Cosmos DB
8.4
IBM Cloudant
7.9
Performance
Azure Cosmos DB
8.6
IBM Cloudant
8.0
Availability
Azure Cosmos DB
9.2
IBM Cloudant
8.5
Concurrency
Azure Cosmos DB
8.1
IBM Cloudant
7.8
Security
Azure Cosmos DB
8.5
IBM Cloudant
8.1
Scalability
Azure Cosmos DB
8.8
IBM Cloudant
7.9
Data model flexibility
Azure Cosmos DB
7.5
IBM Cloudant
7.3
Deployment model flexibility
Azure Cosmos DB
7.8
IBM Cloudant
7.8

Pros

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Scalable Instantly and automatically serverless database for any large scale business.
  • Quick access and response to data queries due to high speed in reading and writing data
  • Create a powerful digital experience for your customers with real-time offers and agile access to DB with super-fast analysis and comparison for best recommendation
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | 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

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Expensive, so be careful of the use case.
  • We had a thought time migrating from traditional DBs to Cosmos. Azure should provide a seamless platform for the migration of data from on-premises to cloud.
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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 7.8
Based on 4 answers
It's efficient, easy to scale, and works. We do have to do a bit of administration, but less now than when we started with this a couple of years ago. Microsoft continues to improve its self-management capability.
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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 8.8
Based on 4 answers
It has very good compatibility and adaptability with other APIs and developers can safely create new apps because it is compatible with various tools and can be easily managed and run under the cloud, and in terms of security, it is one of the best of its kind, which is very powerful and excellent.
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | 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

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The product support and documentation for setup and implementation is very good from Microsoft. Also E-learning material is available from Microsoft for the development teams. The email support is very quick and responsive. Overall satisfied with the support
Akshay Sharma | 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

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB is unique in the industry as a true multi-model, cloud-native database engine that comes with solutions for geo-redundancy, multi-master writes, (globally!) low latency, and cost-effective hosting built in. I've yet to see anything else that even comes close to the power that Cosmos DB packs into its solution. The simplicity and tooling support are nice bonus features as well.
Lars Kemmann | 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

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Expensive but works if your infra is on Azure data center.
  • No latency and nearly no downtime.
  • Takes time for end users to adapt.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB
8.3
IBM Cloudant
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Cosmos DB
7.8
IBM Cloudant
7.3

Usability

Azure Cosmos DB
8.8
IBM Cloudant
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Azure Cosmos DB
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Performance

Azure Cosmos DB
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Support Rating

Azure Cosmos DB
9.0
IBM Cloudant
8.6

Online Training

Azure Cosmos DB
IBM Cloudant
7.3

Implementation Rating

Azure Cosmos DB
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Scalability

Azure Cosmos DB
IBM Cloudant
8.6

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