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120 Ratings
382 Ratings
Top Rated
120 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
382 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloudant and MongoDB are tied in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.9

IBM Cloudant

89%
8.9

MongoDB

89%
MongoDB ranks higher in 4/7 features

Performance

8.7
87%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
35 Ratings

Availability

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
9.2
92%
35 Ratings

Concurrency

8.6
86%
18 Ratings
8.1
81%
35 Ratings

Security

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
8.5
85%
35 Ratings

Scalability

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.6
96%
35 Ratings

Data model flexibility

7.5
75%
18 Ratings
8.9
89%
35 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.1
91%
34 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • MongoDB is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • IBM Cloudant and MongoDB are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

IBM Cloudant

91%
42 Ratings
9.1

MongoDB

91%
75 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
1 Rating
9.9

MongoDB

99%
67 Ratings

Usability

7.7

IBM Cloudant

77%
5 Ratings
8.7

MongoDB

87%
11 Ratings

Availability

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings
9.0

MongoDB

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

MongoDB

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
6 Ratings
9.3

MongoDB

93%
12 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
2 Ratings

MongoDB

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
8 Ratings
8.4

MongoDB

84%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
21 Ratings

MongoDB

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

MongoDB

MongoDB [is] great at storing JSON data grouped into "collections". In this format, you can store any JSON documents and conveniently categorize them by collections. The JSON document contained in MongoDB is called binary JSON or BSON and, like any other document in this format, is unstructured. Therefore, unlike traditional DBMS, any kind of data can be stored in collections, and this flexibility is combined with the horizontal scalability of the database. It should be noted that MongoDB does not have links between documents and “collections” (this is partially compensated by the Database Reference - links in the DBMS, but this does not completely solve the problem). As a result, a situation arises in which there is a certain set of data that is not related to other information in the database, and there is no way to combine data from different documents. In SQL systems, this would be an elementary task.
Oleg Chumin | 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

MongoDB

  • Being a JSON language optimizes the response time of a query, you can directly build a query logic from the same service
  • You can install a local, database-based environment rather than the non-relational real-time bases such a firebase does not allow, the local environment is paramount since you can work without relying on the internet.
  • Forming collections in Mango is relatively simple, you do not need to know of query to work with it, since it has a simple graphic environment that allows you to manage databases for those who are not experts in console management.
Ronald Melendez | 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

MongoDB

  • An aggregate pipeline can be a bit overwhelming as a newcomer.
  • There's still no real concept of joins with references/foreign keys, although the aggregate framework has a feature that is close.
  • Database management/dev ops can still be time-consuming if rolling your own deployments. (Thankfully there are plenty of providers like Compose or even MongoDB's own Atlas that helps take care of the nitty-gritty.
Joshua Weaver | 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

MongoDB

General

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

Starting Price

MongoDB 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

MongoDB

MongoDB 9.9
Based on 67 answers
I am looking forward to increasing our SaaS subscriptions such that I get to experience global replica sets, working in reads from secondaries, and what not. Can't wait to be able to exploit some of the power that the "Big Boys" use MongoDB for.
Jon Kern | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.7
Based on 11 answers
NoSQL database systems such as MongoDB lack graphical interfaces by default and therefore to improve usability it is necessary to install third-party applications to see more visually the schemas and stored documents. In addition, these tools also allow us to visualize the commands to be executed for each operation.
Jose Manuel Ortega | 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

MongoDB

MongoDB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

MongoDB

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

MongoDB

MongoDB 9.3
Based on 12 answers
I have reached multiple times to the MongoDB community for the help and they have provided each and easy solution for every problem. Over the internet and on stack overflow many people responds over the challenges. Now this tool is very much used in every company and projects so internally many people are there to give a support.
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

MongoDB

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

MongoDB

MongoDB 8.4
Based on 4 answers
While the setup and configuration of MongoDB is pretty straight forward, having a vendor that performs automatic backups and scales the cluster automatically is very convenient. If you do not have a system administrator or DBA familiar with MongoDB on hand, it's a very good idea to use a 3rd party vendor that specializes in MongoDB hosting. The value is very well worth it over hosting it yourself since the cost is often reasonable among providers.
Tom Maiaroto | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MongoDB

MongoDB was the most full-featured NoSQL database we evaluated - that offered atomic transactions at a document level, built-in HA & DR, open source, robust queries, and enterprise level support.Other platforms had specific parts of what we were looking for - MongoDB had it all.
Jeff Sherard | 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

MongoDB

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

MongoDB

  • Much faster development time.
  • Price is fantastic compared to MSSQL when you consider OS costs and the entire package.
  • Only negative to me is the lack of DBA skills for it, due to it being a new player in the field. I feel like that will get better as time moves on however.
Joshua Austill | TrustRadius Reviewer

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