Cloudant is hands down one of the greatest development decision I've made.
Updated April 08, 2020

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

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloudant

Cloudant is being used as the main storage system for all my current projects. Being able to easily retrieve and publish data to Cloudant over a standard and proven protocol has made it much easier to implement storage in any language and system required. Having such easily available storage has sped up the entire development process greatly.
  • Support has been great addressing any issues.
  • The documentation is very easy and straight forward to follow.
  • The many storage locations and migration capabilities allow for quick and easy access to data wherever needed.
  • Not supporting temporary views can be limiting at times.
The documentation of Cloudant alone has made it my database service of choice. With MongoDB you have to manage hardware, sharding, networking... Cloudant takes all the hassle out of storage allowing you to focus on more important tasks.
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?

IBM Cloudant Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility

IBM Cloudant Reliability

At this time I have only compared Cloudant to my previously (self hosted) deployment of MongoDB. Using Cloudant was the clear and superior choice when deciding between the two. When using Cloudant I've not had to worry about sharding or server down time. When comparing response times and hardware requirements Cloudant has far surpassed MongoDB with speed and storage availability. With the multi-cloud deployment system of Cloudant coupled with the geo balancing allows for content to be quickly available anywhere.