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). Cloudant ExperienceIt is being used as a noSQL database across the organization for big data analytics and is used amongst other things for text analytics as it permits unlimited index fields.,Coudant allows unlimited secondary index fields when compared to others that have certain limitations. Cloudant also has the ability to do bi-directional sync for replication and synchronization. Cloudant can run on bare metal and virtual machines. Cloudant can also be deployed in multi-user or private cloud environments. very easy to program and build apps,Sometimes, there are no slower response times [than] when trying to pull records - I mean that slowness is in terms of milli-seconds :-) I wish it has in memory computing capability XML is still not supported by this product,9,We wanted a highly scalable and flexbile (loosely structured) data base that was fast in response and one that could run on bare metal and/or virtual machines. The fact that it is schema-less makes it easy to get staged and started. In addition analytics for the development environment and prouction environment is augmented with the help of couchDB server analytics.,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.,We have used Cloudant to develop a cross-platform mobile app with html5 that can work both online and offline - it is a very responsive enterprise productivity app used internally. We have integrated Cloudant with master data management solution for concurrent service queries by users including mobile users where by Requests made to MDM and sent to Cloudant Cache for faster processing/updation.,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,CouchDB and Cassandra,DB2,500,3,as a noSQL data base for big data analytics As a caching solution as a graph data base,integration with master data management solution (MDM) so that Cloudant can act as a cache for a faster response to multiple requests made to the data base at the same time,fully leverage the graph database capability of Cloudant,No,Change management was minimal,Ability to load data quickly,9,9,9,9
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February 22, 2019

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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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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.

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