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120 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
46 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.9

    IBM Cloudant

    89%

    Google Cloud SQL

    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

    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    7.5
    75%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    IBM Cloudant

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Google Cloud SQL

    89%
    Google Cloud SQL ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    13 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    14 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    14 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    14 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    13 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Google Cloud SQL is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    IBM Cloudant

    91%
    42 Ratings
    8.8

    Google Cloud SQL

    88%
    14 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Google Cloud SQL

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.7

    IBM Cloudant

    77%
    5 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    6 Ratings
    6.4

    Google Cloud SQL

    64%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    8 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    21 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 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

    Google Cloud SQL

    [Google Cloud SQL] is a big help for IT administrators to ensure the security of databases and data backups as well as replacing replica databases in failover situations, It is very powerful and fast in managing and migrating databases and it only takes a few minutes to create and connect to your first database using the built-in migration tools.
    Niloofar Keshvari Nia | 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

    Google Cloud SQL

    • Very easy to use and migrate existing database systems to Google Cloud SQL system
    • Easy to query with real-time query assessment as well as processing metrics to help optimize the queries
    • No need to learn any other querying language (like in Hadoop ecosystem), as SQL works pretty fine
    • Easy-to-use GCP portal to type in queries and see the results on the screen (no need to go on command line )
    • Easy to set up
    Ashok Kalra | 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

    • Secure access is complicated to set up - This is the nature of secure access, but it can be frustrating spending much time simply configuring access.
    • No custom IP - It isn't possible to customize an instance's IP. This makes it harder to replace an instance since a new or clone instance always gets a new IP.
    • Cost tends to increase - This is the nature of cloud hosting, but over time costs creep up as utilization increases.
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Cloud SQL

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per core hour

    Google Cloud SQL Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Storage - SSD storage capacity$.171
    Storage - HDD storage capacity$.091
    Storage - for backups$.081
    HA Storage - SSD storage capacity$.341
    HA Storage - HDD storage capacity$.181
    HA Storage - for backups$.081
    vCPUs$30.152
    Memory$5.113
    HA vCPUs$60.304
    HA Memory$10.225
    License - Enterprise$0.476
    License - Standard$0.136
    License - Web$0.011346
    License - Express$06
    1. per month per GB
    2. per month per vCPU
    3. per month per GB
    4. per month per vCPU
    5. per month per GB
    6. per core hour
    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

    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 6.4
    Based on 8 answers
    GCP support in general requires a support agreement. For small organizations like us, this is not affordable or reasonable. It would help if Google had a support mechanism for smaller organizations. It was a steep learning curve for us because this was our first entry into the cloud database world. Better documentation also would have helped.
    Anonymous | 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

    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

    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

    Google Cloud SQL

    At first, we choose Google Cloud SQL only for demo purposes. It is so easy to set up and It is fully managed. we have worked with Azure SQL as well but Google SQL is more simple to use and It fully secure, reliable, provides high availability, and very Low Latency.
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Cloud SQL

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Google Cloud SQL

    • When first migrated to a cloud environment, the Cloud SQL instance had a higher cost than our former MySQL VM instance, but many other infrastructure costs had also been reduced and the total balance of our migration to the cloud was a reduction of 45% of our infrastructure costs.
    • DB performance has increased and maintenance tasks reduced in a high percentage.
    • Disaster recovery plans are easier to follow now than before our cloud migration.
    Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

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