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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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Jerry Ebherson Sanchez Aguado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Since we have used Cloudant, we have increased our profit by 30% in this line of business, since the time and resources we invested in maintaining our own database implementation as a central repository has been used to serve a greater number of clients. Our projection is a growth of 35% thanks to the fact that we have Cloudant as the strategic platform for this growth.
April 18, 2021

Win-Win for IBM Cloud

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It has been useful instead of looking for alternatives like Apache.
  • The free version was good enough for starting.
  • The purchase options were cheaper than market.
November 11, 2019

IBM Cloudant is great!

Brandon Stephan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Strong query interface, IBM Cloudant provides a very robust and flexible query interface allowing us to write simple as well as complex queries
  • Performance, for the most part we have been happy with the performance of the Cloudant database
Saket Nalegaonkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Probably Positive.
  • It has surely reduced the time it takes to handle data from Node-Red.
  • Rather than going for a third party DB hosted by some other provider, it's easier to do it all within the IBM cloud.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • This implementation reduces the retry on the cached data so it's a [decrease] in traffic and CPU
  • The Cloudant api is very flexible so we could automate all maintenance
  • Not expensive for small usage
February 22, 2019

IBM Cloudant Experience

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • savings in initial hardware cost as well cost of server build to be ready to load data base
  • Cloudant was the first truly cloud based database solution implemented by in our organization and hence lots of effort went in to make it a success so that it can be a role model for cloud adoption in the organization
Naresh Jasotani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Saving in-terms of cost of procuring and maintaining hardware, which will be realized over the next 5 years.
  • Positive ROI in terms of the number of FTEs involved in maintaining our databases; our DBAs can now focus on other important and business critical applications.
  • Best ROI in terms of our organization's vision - they are no longer anxious / nervous to move to the cloud. We are already on the CLOUD.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Cloudant allowed us to implement a project faster due to it being fully managed and basically a plug-and-play type data store.
  • Being fully managed meant that we spent a fair bit of time on the phone yelling at IBM Support because they didn't know jack about how to solve the issues we ran into/
  • Overall Cloudant worked for us because the project timeline and budget allowed for more money to be spent on services rather than hardware (OpEx vs CapEx).