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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.9

    IBM Cloudant

    89%

    Db2

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloudant ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    8.7
    87%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1
    91%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Concurrency

    8.6
    86%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.1
    91%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    7.5
    75%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Db2 is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    IBM Cloudant

    91%
    42 Ratings
    8.2

    Db2

    82%
    34 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Db2

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    7.7

    IBM Cloudant

    77%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Db2

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Db2

    100%
    18 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings
    9.9

    Db2

    99%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    6 Ratings
    8.5

    Db2

    85%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Db2

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    8 Ratings

    Db2

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    21 Ratings
    9.7

    Db2

    97%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cloudant

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Db2

    IBM Db2 provides [the best] solutions for cloud database management with zero [downtime]. It provides auto-scaling based on requirements, for example for [a] specific period of time, [the] number of users could increase, and decrease, [At] that time we can set auto-scaling without affecting database availability. IBM Db2 on Cloud provides [a] console, where we can execute queries on the go. Though it is secure, still It is not suited for those who [have] security reasons like if they don't want to transfer data outside their organization, because your data will be in cloud.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Db2

    • DB2 maintains itself very well. The Task Scheduler component of DB2 allows for statistics gathering and reorganization of indexes and tables without user interaction or without specific knowledge of cron or Windows Task Scheduler / Scheduled jobs.
    • Its use of ASYNC, NEARSYNC, and SYNC HADR (High Availability Disaster Recovery ) models gives you a range of options for maintaining a very high uptime ratio. Failover from PRIMARY to SECONDARY becomes very easy with just a single command or windowed mouse click.
    • Task Scheduler ( DB2 9.7 and earlier ) allows for jobs to be run within other jobs, and exit and error codes can define what other jobs are run. This allows for ease of maintenance without third party softwares.
    • Tablespace usage and automatic storage help keep your data segmented while at rest, making partitioning easier.
    • Ability to run commands via CLI (Command Line Interface) or via Control Center / Data Studio ( DB2 10.x+) makes administration a breeze.
    J.R. Bullington | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Db2

    • We have been facing some challenges with Db2 when scaling up the operations in terms of availability. It becomes a single point of failure and it pollutes the whole system, leaving us challenges in serving the traffic. This is the reason that we are considering migrating to Oracle.
    • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes per second and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
    • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on make-shift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
    Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloudant

    General

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

    Starting Price

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

    IBM Cloudant Editions & Modules

    Edition
    LiteFree1
    Standard$752
    StandardIncluded3
    Standard$14
    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
    Additional Pricing Details

    Db2

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Db2 Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Db2 Community Edition$0
    Db2 Standard EditionContact us
    Db2 Advanced EditionContact us
    Db2 Warehouse Enterprise Edition$0
    1. none
    SaaS Edition
    Db2 on Cloud Lite$0
    Db2 on Cloud Standard$992
    Db2 on Cloud Enterprise$9462
    Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex One$8982
    Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex$3,4512
    Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex Performance$13,6512
    Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex for AWS$2,9572
    Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex Performance for AWS$13,6512
    1. none
    2. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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

    Db2

    Db2 9.0
    Based on 3 answers
    Since our services are running in IBM Kubernetes, using IBM Cloud Databases seem to be the best option. It may provide better performance than other vendors as everything is running in the same cloud. The overall experience so far is good as well.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    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

    Db2

    Db2 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    You have to be well versed in using the technology, not only from a GUI interface but from a command line interface to successfully use this software to its fullest.
    J.R. Bullington | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    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

    Db2

    Db2 10.0
    Based on 18 answers
    To maximize availability, just provide backup data sharing files with each other. The DB2 self-protects itself from interruptions and there are many error messages to intercept to avoid the crash. OOTB, the guarantee of reliability is very high. Undoubtedly, the true enterprise solution that guarantees the business. No doubt at all.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    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

    Db2

    Db2 9.9
    Based on 18 answers
    DB2 for i has very good performance and great tools to monitor and tune that performance as well. IBM Navigator for i, an integrated management interface, allows for real-time monitoring of user-defined parameters. Index Advisor, SQL Plan Cache and other ACS tools allow the DBE to further tune the performance and even change those settings depending on the time of day or workload running.
    Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    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

    Db2

    Db2 8.5
    Based on 4 answers
    Easily the best product support team. :) Whenever we have questions, they have answered those in a timely manner and we like how they go above and beyond to help.
    Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    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

    Db2

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    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

    Db2

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Db2

    IBM Db2 on Cloud is very cheap and easy to install with a large capacity to store XML data and its robustness in the speed to access information on this platform is incredible. It is very easy to upgrade this platform and it is rich in many tools and features. It integrates well with other tools and its ever-improving platform.
    Valarie Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    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

    Db2

    Db2 9.7
    Based on 9 answers
    It can grow as your company grows. It also plays well with Crystal Reports and other BI software once you create an ODBC connection for the DB. It can be managed with SQL management studio so no extra software is needed for that.
    Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Db2

    • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on makeshift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
    • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
    Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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