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122 Ratings
5 Ratings
Top Rated
122 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloudant ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

9.1

IBM Cloudant

91%
8.4

Scylla

84%
IBM Cloudant ranks higher in 4/7 features

Performance

9.0
90%
19 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Availability

8.8
88%
19 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Concurrency

9.0
90%
19 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Security

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scalability

9.6
96%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data model flexibility

8.6
86%
19 Ratings
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Deployment model flexibility

9.5
95%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloudant is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Scylla is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

IBM Cloudant

94%
43 Ratings
9.1

Scylla

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
1 Rating

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.7

IBM Cloudant

77%
5 Ratings
8.2

Scylla

82%
1 Rating

Availability

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
2 Ratings

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

IBM Cloudant

86%
6 Ratings
9.1

Scylla

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

7.3

IBM Cloudant

73%
2 Ratings

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

IBM Cloudant

82%
8 Ratings

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.5

IBM Cloudant

85%
5 Ratings

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.6

IBM Cloudant

96%
23 Ratings

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.1

IBM Cloudant

91%
1 Rating

Scylla

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

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.
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ScyllaDB

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.
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Pros

IBM

  • 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!!
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ScyllaDB

  • Low-latency reads
  • CQL has a familiar syntax
  • Parity with Cassandra
  • Practical features
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Cons

IBM

  • 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.
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ScyllaDB

  • Better documentation for best practices (e.g., how to effectively use connection pooling)
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Pricing Details

IBM Cloudant

Starting Price

$0 20 reads/second ; 10 writes/second ; 5 global queries / second ; 1 GB of storage capacity

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloudant editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
LiteFree1
Standard$752
StandardIncluded3
Standard$14

Footnotes

  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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

Scylla

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Scylla editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    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
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    ScyllaDB

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    IBM

    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.
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    ScyllaDB

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    IBM

    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.
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    ScyllaDB

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    IBM

    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.
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    ScyllaDB

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    IBM

    Very happy by the commitment given by the team which has been really good over the last 7 years of usage.
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    ScyllaDB

    The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
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    Online Training

    IBM

    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
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    ScyllaDB

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    IBM

    • 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.
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    ScyllaDB

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    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.
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    ScyllaDB

    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.
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    Scalability

    IBM

    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.
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    ScyllaDB

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • 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.
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    ScyllaDB

    • Addresses latency requirements of our platform
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