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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL was very easy to setup because our institution is already already invested in the Google Cloud Platform. If we had gone with Amazon or Azure, there would have been extra complexity and cost of getting established. The product is a great fit for organizations already invested in GCP. Google offers everything the others do, however third party vendor support is seriously lacking (aka the vendors refer you to other tools like AWS etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

IBM Cloudant
7.8
Google Cloud SQL
Performance
IBM Cloudant
8.1
Google Cloud SQL
Availability
IBM Cloudant
8.2
Google Cloud SQL
Concurrency
IBM Cloudant
7.8
Google Cloud SQL
Security
IBM Cloudant
8.0
Google Cloud SQL
Scalability
IBM Cloudant
7.4
Google Cloud SQL
Data model flexibility
IBM Cloudant
7.3
Google Cloud SQL
Deployment model flexibility
IBM Cloudant
7.8
Google Cloud SQL

Database-as-a-Service

IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
8.5
Automatic software patching
IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
9.1
Database scalability
IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
8.6
Automated backups
IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
8.2
Database security provisions
IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
9.1
Monitoring and metrics
IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
8.2
Automatic host deployment
IBM Cloudant
Google Cloud SQL
7.9

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

Google Cloud SQL

  • Easy setup - No host VM, no software installation or configuration required.
  • Day to day reliability - Not depending on host VM allows more uptime.
  • Long term reliability - Storage scaling, backups, and maintenance can be scheduled to occur automatically.
Anonymous | 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

Google Cloud SQL

  • There is some functionality you cannot do from the console, including, granting and restricting user privileges, among other database management capabilities.
  • It is not trivial to connect to spun up VMS. Currently, we use the Cloud SQL proxy to do so.
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL 6.5
Based on 4 answers
I haven't used support for this product since I deployed my first instance. After running it for some years, the docs have always been enough to solve any problem I had encountered. But speaking about the vendor, Google Cloud support answered well and in an acceptable time to the few issues we needed to get assistance for.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

Google Cloud SQL

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

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloudant

It's 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

Google Cloud SQL

The Google Cloud SQL offering fits into our development stack and was a clean replacement for our MySQL database. If we had been using SQL Server instead, then the offering from Azure would have made more sense. I have used both in the past and both work well, with GCP being a little less expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Google Cloud SQL

  • Google Cloud SQL has reduced our operational costs by not having to manage our own instance of the MySQL server.
  • Since code and SQL instance are now decoupled, it was possible to scale where we had to.
Bhargav Nanekalva | 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

Google Cloud SQL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloudant
7.9
Google Cloud SQL
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloudant
7.3
Google Cloud SQL
9.0

Usability

IBM Cloudant
7.7
Google Cloud SQL

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Google Cloud SQL

Performance

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Google Cloud SQL

Support Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.6
Google Cloud SQL
6.5

Online Training

IBM Cloudant
7.3
Google Cloud SQL

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Google Cloud SQL

Scalability

IBM Cloudant
8.6
Google Cloud SQL

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