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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.9

    IBM Cloudant

    89%

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    7.5
    75%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    IBM Cloudant

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    97%
    Oracle Database Cloud Service ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    IBM Cloudant

    91%
    42 Ratings
    9.0

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    1 Rating

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.7

    IBM Cloudant

    77%
    5 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    6 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloudant

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    IBM Cloudant

    82%
    8 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.6

    IBM Cloudant

    86%
    21 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    • Cost Effective & Flexible: Customers can start as low as a single OCPU VM up to 24 OCPUs. Customers pay only for OCPUs and Storage used.
    • Ease Of Getting Started: Customers can easily create Oracle Certified, full-featured, fully supported 11g, 12c (both 12.1 & 12.2) databases with choice of any database edition.
    • Built-in High Availability Constructs: Customers can easily deploy 2-node RAC configurations with all the VM shapes. For example: Easily deploy a 2-node RAC configuration with 2 core Virtual Machines and shared block storage of up to 40 TB.
    • Durable & Scalable Storage: Customers can use remote storage starting at 256GB up to 40 TB. Storage can be scale up with no downtime.
    • Secure: Customers still get all the advantages of our Oracle IAM for management control and VCN Security lists for securing their database environments.
    Nagabhushan Krishnappa | 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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    • Eliminates the requirement of hardware and installation.
    • Minimizes the cost of operation and maintenance.
    • Scalable to meet the increase in requirements.
    • Enhances integrity, connectivity and performance of our applications.
    • Reliable in terms of data security.
    • Improved speed of querying and searching.
    Abdul Wahab Khan | 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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    • When we restart the DBaaS instance, it seems like we had to add the NIC network back again. I'm not sure if it's specific to our instance configuration!
    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Oracle Database Cloud Service 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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    I would prefer the oracle database as service where my complete implementation is on Oracle Cloud Platform and as BI Implementation where datawarehouse is built on oracle database.
    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    • Billing on Hosted Environment per hour, OCPU per hour, block volumes, object storage, etc.
    • Costing & maintenance, patching.
    • Security & TDE cycles.
    • Backups & recovery.
    • The features are complemented by database lifecycle management features, like configuration management, performance management, patch automation, etc. which make the solution complete from a DBaaS administrator’s perspective as well.
    • Manager 12c covers all the major use cases for DBaaS, which yield significant business benefits and high ROI.
    Nagabhushan Krishnappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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