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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

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

Oracle NoSQL Database

Oracle NoSQL Database is well-suited for you if your data formats are not consistent, if you have limited hardware resources, if you higher data throughput (whether the database is on the cloud or running locally), and if you don't need a declarative query language to maintain a standardized schema of your data. If you need reduced data redundancy and require ACID compliance, you are better off finding an SQL database solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

IBM Cloudant
7.8
Oracle NoSQL Database
Performance
IBM Cloudant
8.1
Oracle NoSQL Database
Availability
IBM Cloudant
8.2
Oracle NoSQL Database
Concurrency
IBM Cloudant
7.8
Oracle NoSQL Database
Security
IBM Cloudant
8.0
Oracle NoSQL Database
Scalability
IBM Cloudant
7.4
Oracle NoSQL Database
Data model flexibility
IBM Cloudant
7.3
Oracle NoSQL Database
Deployment model flexibility
IBM Cloudant
7.8
Oracle NoSQL Database

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 NoSQL Database

  • Data-model flexibility. Unlike RDBMS solutions, Oracle NoSQL does not restrict you to a predefined set of data types.
  • Ability to Handle an Increased Amount of Traffic. As Oracle NoSQL can process queries much quicker than Oracle Database, Oracle NoSQL is able to respond to a lot more queries in the same amount of time.
  • Data-model simplicity. In SQL-oriented databases, there is a learning curve in learning the relationship between databases, tables, rows, and keys. On the other hand, Oracle NoSQL's key-value based storage is much easier to get the hang of.
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

Oracle NoSQL Database

  • Fewer analytical functions to choose from. When compared to Oracle Database, there is significant difference in the amount of built-in analytical functions.
  • Eventual data consistency. It is not guaranteed that a write or delete query will be immediately visible for subsequent queries.
  • Data redundancy. As there are no mechanisms that insure data integrity, users are more likely to have redundant data across their documents.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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 NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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 NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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 NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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 NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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

Oracle NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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 NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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

Oracle NoSQL Database

I have not used any other types of NoSQL databases.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle NoSQL Database

No score
No answers yet
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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

Oracle NoSQL Database

  • We pay less for computing resources, as Oracle NoSQL databases respond quicker than our previous SQL databases.
  • Our database administrators and software developers do not need to worry about "data massaging" and can focus on perfecting application logic.
  • Oracle NoSQL has built-in integration to other Oracle products, so we didn't not need to spend money on building custom integrators or higher additional developers.
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

Oracle NoSQL Database

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
Oracle NoSQL Database
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloudant
7.3
Oracle NoSQL Database

Usability

IBM Cloudant
7.7
Oracle NoSQL Database

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Oracle NoSQL Database

Performance

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Oracle NoSQL Database

Support Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.6
Oracle NoSQL Database

Online Training

IBM Cloudant
7.3
Oracle NoSQL Database

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Oracle NoSQL Database

Scalability

IBM Cloudant
8.6
Oracle NoSQL Database

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