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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Databases

Azure Databases is well suited in big organizations where they have to store large data or move their data from their premises or in their cloud; It's less suited in small companies where data can be maintained with a physical storage and manually without the need to automate or process one by one.
muphulusi dzivhani | 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

Database-as-a-Service

Azure Databases
9.2
IBM Cloudant
Automatic software patching
Azure Databases
10.0
IBM Cloudant
Database scalability
Azure Databases
10.0
IBM Cloudant
Automated backups
Azure Databases
8.0
IBM Cloudant
Database security provisions
Azure Databases
9.0
IBM Cloudant
Monitoring and metrics
Azure Databases
8.0
IBM Cloudant
Automatic host deployment
Azure Databases
10.0
IBM Cloudant

NoSQL Databases

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.9
Performance
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.0
Availability
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.5
Concurrency
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.8
Security
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.1
Scalability
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.9
Data model flexibility
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.3
Deployment model flexibility
Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.8

Pros

Azure Databases

  • Data storage.
  • Data protection.
  • Provides all platform as a service benefits.
muphulusi dzivhani | 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 Databases

  • It is costly.
muphulusi dzivhani | 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 Databases

Azure Databases 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we have never encountered any problems with the product in our company, it is so user friendly and efficient everyone prefers it over any database product, it makes our lives easy because it doesn't have any software delays or data loss, also you can be able to store as much data as you want
muphulusi dzivhani | 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 Databases

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

Azure Databases

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 Databases

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 Databases

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Databases

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 Databases

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 Databases

Azure Database has elasticity which allows users to add more data after storage scaling, it is efficient, user friendly and it is affordable for most users, Azure's technical support team is friendly, helpful and fast to respond to queries as compared to the other database products mentioned above so i recommend it above everything else.
muphulusi dzivhani | 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 Databases

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 Databases

  • It was affordable for our company.
muphulusi dzivhani | 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 Databases

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 Databases
10.0
IBM Cloudant
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Databases
10.0
IBM Cloudant
7.3

Usability

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Performance

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Support Rating

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.6

Online Training

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
7.3

Implementation Rating

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.2

Scalability

Azure Databases
IBM Cloudant
8.6

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