IBM Cloudant Reviews

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Nicolas Peeters | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 13, 2020

Scaling our data layer without headaches

Score 9 out of 10
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It is less suited for reporting. Reporting is an issue. This is a general issue with document-based NoSQL systems, but there's no real solution provided by IBM for this (apart from "dump to a SQL database"). It's very well suited for a document-based system and we of course rely very much on the replication capabilities.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 08, 2020

Cloudant is hands down one of the greatest development decision I've made.

Score 8 out of 10
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Do you need to provide easy access to data directly to end users?
Do you need remote storage with easy to follow documentation?
Do you already use NoSQL in any other projects?
Is JSON the data you wish to be able to storage and index easily?
Do you need to be able to easily replicate your database stores?
Do you need to share your database with multiple users?
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 22, 2020

Great and reliable DBaaS for IoT use cases

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Victor Pease Solano | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 29, 2019

Best for mobile

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Cloudant is best suited for offline first apps, with a library on the client -- you can have a completely synced environment in no time with data isolation per user and everything.

It is not so good for report apps or to handle too much structured data, because the Cloudant query can turn in something tricky, specially if your data model gets complicated.
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Brandon Stephan | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 11, 2019

IBM Cloudant is great!

Score 8 out of 10
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We use it across the board. We are a cloud-based solution provider and our products are deployed on the IBM cloud and we used IBM Cloudant as a database (persistent) storage. We use it across the board to store anything that needs persistent storage, from text to images and document attachments as well.
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Saket Nalegaonkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 09, 2019

IBM Cloud Bound Services Optimize the Solution

Score 9 out of 10
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It is currently being used by our e-commerce team, which spans all our digital solutions. Used along with the node-red instance hosted within the IBM environment. With multiple such instances supporting multiple Cloudant databases for all storage/database facilities, it is very easy to manage.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 12, 2019

A Solid and Performace prune DB

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As a incremental database I think the best use case is to store a sequential path of data events - like transactions storage.
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Naresh Jasotani | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2019

IBM Cloudant DB - Scalability and Performance re-defined

Score 9 out of 10
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Applications where concurrency and durability are more important as compared to in-memory functionalities, IBM Cloudant DB is recommended. For us, the key question is to have Java and C# programming support on the database, for building applications, however if Python, Perl or R support is required, then IBM Cloudant DB may not be an intelligent choice.
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Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

IBM Cloudant Experience

Score 9 out of 10
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Cloudant is best suited for highly scalable environments as it comes with data base as a service. It has more flexibility than some of the other noSQL databases and the response time to pull data is much faster than others. It is easy to stage and get started for both test and production environment. It also has graph data base capability.
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Deepak Kaul | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2019

Cloudant Rocks!

Score 7 out of 10
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Ideal for unstructured data and where data elements are self-contained for the most part. For relational-type data, Cloudant presents some challenges.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 15, 2019

Cloudant Review

Score 4 out of 10
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The key for us is to see examples of this database being used at scale to show that it is a proven technology and also examples of where a NoSQL DB is best used
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2019

Feels like floating on a Cloud

Score 8 out of 10
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IBM is suited for development POCs as it's extremely easy to get it up and running. Less suited to handle sequential data such as login info and such
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Wes Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 09, 2016

Cloudant is a great choice for DBaaS for mobile apps on multiple platforms and devices...

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If you are using MEAN stack and require a 3rd party cloud database it really is up there with firebase. Firebase has a couple extra features attached to its non-sql DB, and if you need those particular features then that might be a best choice. But if you don't, cloudant is far more open and most scripts and tools that work with CloudDB will work with cloudant. Firebase is far more proprietary which gives it a steeper learning curve also. Another thing to consider is how many different types of software will interact with your DB. If you are just building a web app and only one application needs the data then arguably the pros and cons against any hosted solution like Amazon Dynamo, Modulus (MongoDB), or Firebase is going to be minimal and subjective. But if you are using lots of different technologies and many different devices there is a major advantage to going with a less proprietary solution. You get all the compatibility of CouchDB but the reliability of having IBM behind your DBaaS.
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Romualdo Gobbo | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 12, 2016

Flexible data transportation HUB without structure constraints

Score 10 out of 10
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Cloudant is perfect when you have to manage fixed documents, but with different content and an articulated data hierarchy. Furthermore it maintains many document structures in one instance of the DB. Cloudant should be used when the document has a "lazy" life cycle (better if it is only based on its workflow status information) and it is not comparable to an OLTP system where the data is constantly being updated.
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Don Burks | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 20, 2016

I traded self-hosted for Cloudant

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I always advocate for choosing to store data in a manner that represents how you are going to be querying it. If you need well-indexed, performant queries, then Cloudant is an outstanding backend DbAAS that will support your business needs. Cloudant also takes care of stale view indices and other common maintenance tasks for you.
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Justin Saul | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 11, 2016

Cloudant - Build more. Sleep more.

Score 9 out of 10
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Cloudant is fairly robust. If you have changing data structures, loose data structures, logging, event storage, or need mobile syncing, Cloudant is a great fit. If you have very relational data that needs constant ad-hoc analysis, I would stick with traditional setups.
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Kris Bandurski | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 01, 2016

Short and sweet

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Great when the primary objective is reliable and quick data storage. Not ideal for applications that require running complex, relational queries.
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Bryan Redeagle | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 29, 2016

If it fits your need, you'll never have problems or complaints.

Score 9 out of 10
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It's great for storing large datasets where you need to access records directly or can sort them into easily parseable lists. It's not good for complex queries. Don't think of it as a complete replacement for SQL. It fits certain needs, and SQL-like expression is not that.
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Peter Ivie | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 13, 2016

The best prices and easy from start to scale

Score 8 out of 10
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I haven't tried it at scale, but it was extremely easy to get started and works very well for what I am using it for. The low end price point can't be beat. Really, it's physically impossible without them paying me to use the site... now there is an idea! Thanks Cloudant
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Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 04, 2016

Cloudant, great for ACRA

Score 9 out of 10
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Scenarios for the best use of Cloudant in our opinion are:
* Error handling logs.
* Spacial log database.
* Audit logs.
* Chats and social databases.
If you need a cloud repository for anything, Cloudant will be there for you. You could ease the burden of your main database and use Cloudant for these use cases.
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Jesús Aponte | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 04, 2016

Cloundant Just Works! The best for us: The API.

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I think that cloudant is appropriate everywhere you need to handle big quantities of data, and the confidentiality of that data is really important, and you need to keep the data organized with respect to several intricate variables. It would not be appropriate for small projects, or perhaps for projects were internet connectivity is an issue.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 30, 2018

IBM Cloudant, Great Managed NoSQL at Significant Cost

Score 6 out of 10
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The solution to store claims information worked for us, but the enterprise NoSQL market has expanded so much that we might not [have] used Cloudant had an alternative been available. Make sure you ask about ACID compliance and about what the difference between NoSQL and SQL databases are to that the IT managers understand why they are buying and how that differs from data solutions they've bought in the past.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Performance (6)
8.1
Availability (6)
8.2
Concurrency (6)
8.0
Security (6)
8.1
Scalability (6)
7.5
Data model flexibility (6)
7.7
Deployment model flexibility (6)
7.5

About IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant is a distributed database that is optimized for handling heavy workloads that are typical of large, fast-growing web and mobile apps. Available as an SLA-backed, fully managed IBM Cloud service, Cloudant elastically scales throughput and storage independently. Cloudant is also available as a downloadable on-premises installation, and its API and powerful replication protocol are compatible with an open source ecosystem that includes CouchDB, PouchDB and libraries for the most popular web and mobile development stacks.

IBM Cloudant Features

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  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

IBM Cloudant Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
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Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese/Brazil, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional