Likelihood to Recommend
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.
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Intersystems IRIS is a really great tool for Interoperability. It has so many capabilities out of the box and then such a great developer community on top of that, that there are really no limits to what you can do in terms of data manipulation and translation. Personally I find it to be a great tool if you are looking for Interoperability software.
Read full review Pros 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!! Read full review 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. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review The documentation can be excellent for some things but then is non-existent for explaining other things. There should be more consistency in the level of the documentation on offer. Not all the methods for classes work, in particular, I have found half the methods for EnsLib.Rest.Service does not work, and doesn't provide any examples of how to use them (e.g. ReportHTTPStatusCode()). Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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
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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.
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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.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
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.
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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.
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Very happy by the commitment given by the team which has been really good over the last 7 years of usage.
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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!
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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
Read full review Implementation Rating 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. Read full review
Will done based on a proper planning, so this will makes execution more easier and better.
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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
as a DBaaS offer, available globally and with great documentation.
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We are using InterSystems IRIS [especially] for database operations as the query performance is really good for [a large] amount of customer data. You can easily integrate for any application like web, desktop, and many more. It also provides BI functionality which is also very easy to implement using InterSystems IRIS[.]
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots