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Score 9.1 out of 100

RavenDB

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • RavenDB ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.9

IBM Cloudant

89%
9.3

RavenDB

93%
RavenDB ranks higher in 5/7 features

Performance

8.7
87%
18 Ratings
9.5
95%
27 Ratings

Availability

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
9.1
91%
26 Ratings

Concurrency

8.6
86%
18 Ratings
8.6
86%
26 Ratings

Security

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
9.4
94%
26 Ratings

Scalability

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.4
94%
26 Ratings

Data model flexibility

7.5
75%
18 Ratings
9.6
96%
27 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.3
93%
26 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Implementation Rating
  • RavenDB is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

IBM Cloudant

91%
42 Ratings
8.9

RavenDB

89%
27 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
1 Rating
9.5

RavenDB

95%
5 Ratings

Usability

7.7

IBM Cloudant

77%
5 Ratings
9.0

RavenDB

90%
23 Ratings

Availability

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

RavenDB

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

RavenDB

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
6 Ratings
9.1

RavenDB

91%
24 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
2 Ratings

RavenDB

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
8 Ratings
7.3

RavenDB

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
21 Ratings

RavenDB

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

RavenDB

If you're a.NET developer searching for a system other than SQL Server for business assessment, then you must try RavenDB. RavenDB is a fantastic document-oriented system that has been specifically developed to work with all.NET or Windows systems. Developers are continually working on such systems to eliminate their flaws while also providing a few benefits. We must refresh ourselves on a regular basis since the free software system is like an open area where anybody may stand up with a brilliant solution to the issue. RavenDB is absolutely worth a look
Parthesh Pandya | 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

RavenDB

  • Document Database - no Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch
  • ACID support that is optimized for performance
  • Can be easily integrated into automated tests (unit tests)
  • Easily configurable via C# code
  • Comes directly with RavenStudio - no SSMS or SQL Developer required
  • In general low footprint when it comes to memory and disk consumption
  • Useful safety nets for new developers - e.g. by default an exception is thrown when you make too many requests within a session
Kenny Pflug | 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

RavenDB

  • The documentation is very good, but it's sometimes hard to find the topic I'm looking for.
  • Updating references is done manually. It would be nice if there was a feature to help with that. I'm not sure that's even possible though.
Josh Close | 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

RavenDB

General

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

Starting Price

RavenDB 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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.5
Based on 5 answers
We've had an excellent experience using RavenDB. Internally we are testing the newer features in 5.0 such as time series, which will effect the con specified previously dependent on the real world performance. We foresee that BattleCrate will continue to use RavenDB as we grow.
Alan Doherty | 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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.0
Based on 23 answers
RavenDB is easy to use and provides a very friendly and intuitive management tool. We can now map documents with indexes, transform unstructured data into JSON format and analyze text and spatial data in real-time. With an array of functional features like data visualization, SNMP monitoring, automated data backup, it is seamlessly helping us in managing databases' performance and generating custom reports.
Aadeeb Siddiqui | 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

RavenDB

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

RavenDB

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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.1
Based on 24 answers
The support is really fast and flexible. Since one single working day, we got a response to our first request, only 4 days later we got a technical demonstration for our complete developer team to get in touch with raven and its performance. Also during our development, we got a quick response to questions.
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

RavenDB

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

RavenDB

RavenDB 7.3
Based on 1 answer
RavenFS changed along the way and made us change the codes.
Sina Zaimaran | 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

RavenDB

The given alternatives are also powerful and really good noSQL databases but the highest availability of RavenDB allows me/us to know it a lot better.RavenDB is encrypted by default wherever we use it in production and it has a high level of documents compression.
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

RavenDB

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

RavenDB

  • RavenDB has saved my customers a lot of money with their cloud services' tiered model. The database is able to grow with the project/company and can start out small at a low cost.
  • RavenDB is free for three nodes and three CPUs, which makes it great for development scenarios. You're able to start rapidly building applications without having to worry about licensing.
  • Scaling out has allowed us to use three small cloud servers when starting out and get the performance and throughput of a single larger server.
Josh Close | TrustRadius Reviewer

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