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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.9

    IBM Cloudant

    89%

    InterSystems IRIS

    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 Development

    IBM Cloudant

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    InterSystems IRIS

    75%
    InterSystems IRIS ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Version control tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    26 Ratings

    Test data generation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    28 Ratings

    Performance optimization tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    28 Ratings

    Schema maintenance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    27 Ratings

    Database change management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    28 Ratings

    Database Administration

    IBM Cloudant

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    InterSystems IRIS

    78%
    InterSystems IRIS ranks higher in 4/4 features

    User management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    28 Ratings

    Database security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    28 Ratings

    Database status reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    28 Ratings

    Change management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    27 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • InterSystems IRIS is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    IBM Cloudant

    91%
    42 Ratings
    8.0

    InterSystems IRIS

    80%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    1 Rating

    InterSystems IRIS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.7

    IBM Cloudant

    77%
    5 Ratings
    8.2

    InterSystems IRIS

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    InterSystems IRIS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    InterSystems IRIS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    6 Ratings
    9.1

    InterSystems IRIS

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    2 Ratings

    InterSystems IRIS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    8 Ratings

    InterSystems IRIS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    21 Ratings

    InterSystems IRIS

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    It is best suited in the scenario where a single interface is required for providing [a complete end-to-end] solution to the customers. You don't need [a] separate platform to write code or [perform] database operations. All you need is InterSystems IRIS software and you are done. You can also use analytics functionality which is one of the greatest [features] which many customers need for their solution[.]
    Priya Kakkar | 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

    InterSystems IRIS

    • Connecting with mutliple vendor platforms and systems allowing us to consume and provide data as needed.
    • Allowed us to implement our own RESTful api engine to server data to our internal applications.
    • Setting up their recommendations for high availability allow us to perform server maintenance with minimal down time to our users.
    Kyle Wagner | 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

    InterSystems IRIS

    • There should be better tutorials so that people can learn how to use the application correctly and derive their benefits from using the application.
    • The administration portal is difficult to use, therefore, this should be improved.
    • The number of themes in the application should be increased.
    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    InterSystems IRIS Editions & Modules

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    InterSystems IRIS 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    The interface is very intuitive, the documentation is very good so it is not complicated to operate.
    The security is complex, but you can create a special role to access and the user ONLY can operate with the part that it allows.
    Also, you can examine the data very quick with the SQL Browser integrated.
    Francisco Lopez de las Heras | 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

    InterSystems IRIS

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    InterSystems IRIS 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    The InterSystems WRC has always been helpful and responsive. The folks I have spoken with are always understanding of our needs and questions and regardless of if the question is simple or complex we are always met with the same professionalism and helpfulness every time. I have no hesitations contacting InterSystems for help!
    Kyle Wagner | 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

    InterSystems IRIS

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    Because [it's] a very powerful and efficient tool that has the ability to manage your data in a quick and reliable manner. It's easy to use especially if you work in the area of managing a large number of databases or simply need an extra hand. Inter Systems IRIS can provide that amount of support because it is just an extraordinary tool!
    Alexis Blanco | 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

    InterSystems IRIS

    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

    InterSystems IRIS

    • Very Fast and scalable software to deal with big data flow, safe and robust.
    • The studio IDE is quite old fashion and lacks a few facilities
    • amazing for complex data consumption, its milyi-model capability wich allows multiple different models for a single set of codes.
    Erick Kendall Chacon Da Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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