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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant is great for quick deployment and configs of a database service, especially when it comes to rapid prototyping. In a research capacity, we need to spin up web services and run experiments quickly. IBM Cloudant is a fuss-free database service which aids in this process. Extracting data from Cloudant can be done programmatically as well, which makes working with it much more ideal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scylla

Scylla is well suited for high-throughput scenarios where keyed data must be read or written with consistently low latency. It's less appropriate for use cases requiring relational queries, secondary indexes, or more structured data sets.
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

IBM Cloudant
8.4
Scylla
8.4
Performance
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Scylla
9.1
Availability
IBM Cloudant
9.0
Scylla
9.1
Concurrency
IBM Cloudant
8.4
Scylla
9.1
Security
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Scylla
Scalability
IBM Cloudant
8.6
Scylla
Data model flexibility
IBM Cloudant
7.2
Scylla
6.4
Deployment model flexibility
IBM Cloudant
8.3
Scylla

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

Scylla

  • Low-latency reads
  • CQL has a familiar syntax
  • Parity with Cassandra
  • Practical features
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

  • Better documentation for best practices (e.g., how to effectively use connection pooling)
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

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

Scylla

Scylla 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very easy-to-understand syntax--uses CQL (same as Cassandra), which has many similarities to standard SQL. There are some gotchas, however, that must be known during schema development.
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

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

Scylla

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

Scylla

Scylla 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

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

Scylla

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

Scylla

Scylla has a quick learning curve (same as Cassandra) compared to other proprietary solutions like BigTable. It supports higher throughput and lower latency that other NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which sacrifice those features for more flexibility and unique features.
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

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

Scylla

  • Addresses latency requirements of our platform
Kirk Morales | 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

Scylla

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloudant
9.0
Scylla
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloudant
7.3
Scylla

Usability

IBM Cloudant
7.7
Scylla
8.2

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Scylla

Performance

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Scylla

Support Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.6
Scylla
9.1

Online Training

IBM Cloudant
7.3
Scylla

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloudant
8.2
Scylla

Scalability

IBM Cloudant
8.6
Scylla

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