IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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IBM Cloudant

Overview

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Great experience with Cloudant

10 out of 10
April 29, 2021
To deploy an application with continuous delivery using NodeJS and Cloudant in IBM cloud. The entire organization of almost 1000 people …
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Win-Win for IBM Cloud

9 out of 10
April 18, 2021
We were using IBM Cloudant as our cloud storage platform for a project where we were collecting real-time environmental data. Later, we …
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Popular Features

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  • Security (18)
    9.2
    92%
  • Availability (18)
    9.2
    92%
  • Performance (18)
    8.7
    87%
  • Concurrency (18)
    8.6
    86%

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Pricing

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Standard

$1

Cloud
per month per GB of storage above the included 20 GB

Standard

$75

Cloud
per month 100 reads/second ; 50 writes/second ; 5 global queries/second

Lite

Free

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

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://cloudant.com/product/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

NoSQL Databases

8.9
89%

Product Details

What is 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

NoSQL Databases Features

  • Supported: Performance
  • Supported: Availability
  • Supported: Concurrency
  • Supported: Security
  • Supported: Scalability
  • Supported: Data model flexibility
  • Supported: Deployment model flexibility

IBM Cloudant Video

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IBM Cloudant Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese/Brazil, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional

Frequently Asked Questions

Cloudant is an open source non-relational, distributed database service that requires zero-configuration. It's based on the Apache-backed CouchDB project and the creator of the open source BigCouch project. Cloudant's service provides integrated data management, search, and analytics engine designed for web applications. Cloudant scales your database on the CouchDB framework and provides hosting, administrative tools, analytics and commercial support for CouchDB and BigCouch. Cloudant is often considered part of a new generation of 'NoSQL' databases that don't require fixed table schemas and is challenging the dominance of traditional relational databases (including the popular MySQL).

Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, and Couchbase are common alternatives for IBM Cloudant.

Reviewers rate Scalability highest, with a score of 9.7.

The most common users of IBM Cloudant are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Reviews

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February 22, 2019

IBM Cloudant Experience

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yes, we have achieved time/agility to deploy and scale up with fast query response times. Also, in order to process multiple concurrent requests, we have done an integration between the master data management solution (MDM) and Cloudant so that Cloudant also acts as a cache for faster response. The biggest benefit was the saving in hardware investment + cost of server build to get this data base up and running.
February 15, 2019

Cloudant Review

Score 4 out of 10
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Verified User
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It requires very little set up and has therefore greatly assisted us with our work in building prototypes quickly as we don’t have to do all the lower level management of the DB
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Monitoring and logging were one of the unexpected things that Cloudant provided. It was a nice surprise. As I also emphasized it is extremely easy to set up and go which makes developing prototypes really easy. Impactful in saving time and money
Naresh Jasotani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Oh yes, we have always struggled on the scalability of our existing databases in our ecosystem, the cost of hardware procurement and maintenance, number of technicians involved in managing those legacy databases are really something we were looking to move away from.

IBM Cloudant DB provides not only monitoring and scaling options, but also standing up and operationalizing the sandboxes for a lot of POCs are managed seamlessly, without impacting other applications.
Romualdo Gobbo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
We have achieved huge time savings! The only action we do is verify that the system is up and running in normal fashion, because we no longer have to perform all the tasks covered by the "as-a-service" formula.
Justin Saul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Cloudant allows me to sleep at night. I never worry about maintenance, operations, scaling, etc. I can easily see and be notified of potential problems -- though we never had one. On the rare occasion there was a service interruption, Cloudant was on top of it before I could notify them. There is very little time required by my team to think about database operations, which gives us more time to build revenue making features.
Carlos Eduardo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yes, we had a lot of time savings since we started using Cloudant. The impact was about a 15%-19% time savings. Our team now can focus more time on the things that really matter for our company, and of course improve our services and products and make then better and better every day.
August 01, 2016

Short and sweet

Kris Bandurski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Definitely so, moving to the fully-managed service allowed us to focus on developing our core platform without having the engineers distracted by database maintenance. Also, Cloudant team's response times are great, which means that that in the rare occasions where we suffer from a failure, recovery times are short.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Though, I agree cloudant has inbuilt methods to easily monitor, operate and scale, there is a little disadvantage with Cloudant in that there are no tools like MySQL which makes the tasks easier or neither it is not free of cost. Researching that took us a while which could have saved time for us. But we saved a lot of time involved in monitoring the scripts.
Peter Ivie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Yes I have experienced time savings. I used to spend way too much time managing my own servers and dealing with failed drives and lost data. I would much rather have someone else do it who specializes in the area and can take problems in stride and resolve them without getting in the way of the things I want to do.
January 04, 2016

Cloudant, great for ACRA

Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yes. In fact Cloudant did all for us. We stored the data and never have to monitor it. The reports are built practically alone. If another approach were used, we needed to do all for ourselves expending more time and resources to achieve the same results. This lately translates into benefits for the company.
January 04, 2016

Cloudant DBaaS review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Cloudant does provide the services which can reduce lots of work loads on database management. Through the API of it, we can integrate into our self-developed infrastructure management system. Compared to deploying our own SQL servers, at least there is no need to make the hardware and system health check regularly.