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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

IBM Cloud Databases

We are using the analytics environment in the cloud for IBM, so it makes most sense to use the cloud based Dbs available. We have some structured data that is important to our analytics, and dragging it down to IBM cloud has had good success. The unstructured data that we need to work with has all the resources it needs for the various cloud Db options.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

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

Database-as-a-Service

IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
7.9
Automatic software patching
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
7.9
Database scalability
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
8.0
Automated backups
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
Database security provisions
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
7.5
Monitoring and metrics
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
6.3
Automatic host deployment
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloud Databases
8.9

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

IBM Cloud Databases

  • The ease of setup was effortless. For anyone with development experience, a few simple questions such as name and login data will get you set up.
  • The web application to manage cluster settings, billing settings and even introspect the data was simple and most importantly worked all the time. This can not always be said for web interfaces of other products.
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

IBM Cloud Databases

  • Better cost reports, before just increasing to another tier, thus increasing the price. This is critical for early stage startups, where budget is tight.
  • Add more data center options. As a comparison, a similar service, Aiven.io has dozen more options than Compose (basically all big cloud providers). We moved from AWS to Digital Ocean, which made us stop using Compose, since Compose forces us to be either on IBM or AWS.
Alfred Reinold Baudisch | 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

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.6
Based on 4 answers
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

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.0
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

IBM Cloud Databases

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

IBM Cloud Databases

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

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.1
Based on 10 answers
Support is helpful enough, but we haven't always had questions answered in a satisfactory manner. At one time we realized that Compose had stopped taking database snapshots on its two-per-day schedule, and had in fact not taken one for many days. Support recognized the problem and it was fixed, but the lack of proactive checks and the inability to share exactly what happened has caused us to look elsewhere for production work loads
Joshua Dickson | 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

IBM Cloud Databases

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

IBM Cloud Databases

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

IBM Cloud Databases

I did compare IBM Compose for PostgreSQL with PostgreSQL offerings available from Amazon and Google. IBM Compose was judged easier to provision and maintain.I'm pleased with the additional more granular provisioning flexibility and more favorable cost structure that has come with the transition to IBM Databases for PostgreSQL.
Jon Tara | 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

IBM Cloud Databases

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

IBM Cloud Databases

  • At the beginning, VERY positive. I didn't know Mongo very well when I started this project, and I needed to get a POC up very quickly. Compose let me basically ignore all database management.
  • Compose basically kept up its end of the deal... until a few months ago when we started pushing the envelope. Latency problems and, despite digging deep into documentation, etc, unable to really understand if/how much our Compose instance was to blame. In the end it wasn't, but trial and error was about all I was able to do with Compose.
  • Globally, Compose had a very good ROI, since it allowed me to offload DB admin at a moment when having to do it would have seriously slowed our progress.
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

IBM Cloud Databases

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
IBM Cloud Databases
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloudant
7.3
IBM Cloud Databases
9.6

Usability

IBM Cloudant
7.7
IBM Cloud Databases
9.0

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloudant
8.2
IBM Cloud Databases

Performance

IBM Cloudant
8.2
IBM Cloud Databases

Support Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.6
IBM Cloud Databases
9.1

Online Training

IBM Cloudant
7.3
IBM Cloud Databases

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.2
IBM Cloud Databases

Scalability

IBM Cloudant
8.6
IBM Cloud Databases

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