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120 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Redis™* ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.9

IBM Cloudant

89%
9.2

Redis™*

92%
IBM Cloudant ranks higher in 4/7 features

Performance

8.7
87%
18 Ratings
10.0
100%
69 Ratings

Availability

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
69 Ratings

Concurrency

8.6
86%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
68 Ratings

Security

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
63 Ratings

Scalability

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.1
91%
69 Ratings

Data model flexibility

7.5
75%
18 Ratings
9.9
99%
62 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.5
95%
62 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Redis™* is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

IBM Cloudant

91%
42 Ratings
9.4

Redis™*

94%
76 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
1 Rating
8.7

Redis™*

87%
12 Ratings

Usability

7.7

IBM Cloudant

77%
5 Ratings
8.5

Redis™*

85%
5 Ratings

Availability

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

Redis™*

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

Redis™*

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
6 Ratings
8.8

Redis™*

88%
7 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
2 Ratings

Redis™*

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
8 Ratings
7.3

Redis™*

73%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
21 Ratings

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

Redis has been a great investment for our organization as we needed a solution for high speed data caching. The ramp up and integration was quite easy.Redis handles automatic failover internally, so no crashes provides high availability.On the fly scaling scale to more/less cores and memory as and when needed.
Anonymous | 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

Redis™*

  • Easy for developers to understand. Unlike Riak, which I've used in the past, it's fast without having to worry about eventual consistency.
  • Reliable. With a proper multi-node configuration, it can handle failover instantly.
  • Configurable. We primarily still use Memcache for caching but one of the teams uses Redis for both long-term storage and temporary expiry keys without taking on another external dependency.
  • Fast. We process tens of thousands of RPS and it doesn't skip a beat.
David Sommers | 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

Redis™*

  • We had some difficulty scaling Redis without it becoming prohibitively expensive.
  • Redis has very simple search capabilities, which means its not suitable for all use cases.
  • Redis doesn't have good native support for storing data in object form and many libraries built over it return data as a string, meaning you need build your own serialization layer over it.
Eric Mason | 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

Redis™*

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$388 per month

Redis™* Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud$388.001
  1. per month
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

Redis™*

Redis™* 8.7
Based on 12 answers
We will definitely continue using Redis because:1. It is free and open source.2. We already use it in so many applications, it will be hard for us to let go.3. There isn't another competitive product that we know of that gives a better performance.4. We never had any major issues with Redis, so no point turning our backs.
Rahul Chaudhary | 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

Redis™*

Redis™* 8.5
Based on 5 answers
It is quite simple to set up for the purpose of managing user sessions in the backend. It can be easily integrated with other products or technologies, such as Spring in Java. If you need to actually display the data stored in Redis in your application this is a bit difficult to understand initially but is possible.
Anonymous | 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

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

Redis™* 8.8
Based on 7 answers
The support team has always been excellent in handling our mostly questions, rarely problems. They are responsive, find the solution and get us moving forward again. I have never had to escalate a case with them. They have always solved our problems in a very timely manner. I highly commend the support team.
Gene Baker | 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

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

Redis™* 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
Anonymous | 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

Redis™*

We are big users of MySQL and PostgreSQL. We were looking at replacing our aging web page caching technology and found that we could do it in SQL, but there was a NoSQL movement happening at the time. We dabbled a bit in the NoSQL scene just to get an idea of what it was about and whether it was for us. We tried a bunch, but I can only seem to remember Mongo and Couch. Mongo had big issues early on that drove us to Redis and we couldn't quite figure out how to deploy couch.
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

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

  • Redis has helped us increase our throughput and server data to a growing amount of traffic while keeping our app fast. We couldn't have grown without the ability to easily cache data that Redis provides.
  • Redis has helped us decrease the load on our database. By being able to scale up and cache important data, we reduce the load on our database reducing costs and infra issues.
  • Running a Redis node on something like AWS can be costly, but it is often a requirement for scaling a company. If you need data quickly and your business is already a positive ROI, Redis is worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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