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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    9.8

    Azure Database

    98%

    IBM Cloudant

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Database ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database scalability

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated backups

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    Azure Database

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    IBM Cloudant

    91%
    IBM Cloudant ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    19 Ratings

    Concurrency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings

    Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    19 Ratings

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    19 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    19 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    19 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Database is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Azure Database

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.4

    IBM Cloudant

    94%
    43 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    IBM Cloudant

    77%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    6 Ratings

    Online Training

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    IBM Cloudant

    85%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    IBM Cloudant

    96%
    23 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Azure Database

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloudant

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Databases is suitable in situations where users require a cloud space, which holds or takes secure data and makes accessibility easy. More so, Azure Databases supports data migration, which is a professional process of data transfer. The analytical progress from Azure Databases is connected to AI power and has automated reporting.
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    IBM

    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.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Azure Databases is functional on cloud, giving the users flexibility and accessibility.
    • Azure Databases has a high storage space, and high speed processing power.
    • The tool is AI powered, hence, reputable for intelligent analysis.
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    IBM

    • 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!!
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Should develop a friendly and more intuitive dashboard and UI wizard
    • Create smart package for fair ratings/prices.
    • Improve on documentation and perfect the support response.
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    IBM

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Database

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Database editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      IBM Cloudant

      Starting Price

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

      Editions & Modules

      IBM Cloudant editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      LiteFree1
      Standard$752
      StandardIncluded3
      Standard$14

      Footnotes

      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

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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 Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Very happy by the commitment given by the team which has been really good over the last 7 years of usage.
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      Online Training

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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 Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      • 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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      Azure Databases has the data migrating power, which is done with just a press of a button and instant results are attained. Azure Databases has the optimization of performance, which includes an AI, which is intelligent based. Azure Databases has the recent or advanced SQL power, which is easily configurable and allows a safe cloud storage.
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      IBM

      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.
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      Scalability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Database security is a positive ROI for users.
      • Undisputed cloud space, which control access, and smoothly accessible.
      • Automated backup, which fully declassify or eliminate data loss.
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      IBM

      • 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.
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