Overall Satisfaction with Cloudant
We are using Cloudant as storage for events data and logs for further analysis.
- Scales well.
- Full access via http is great!
- I personally like replication to vanilla CouchDB to use it locally from time to time.
- Downloading data from Cloudant is a pain. Feplication via http is slow.
- I would add the ability to use external functions for Cloudant, as it's implemented in CouchDB.
Its fine to have a DB that scales well and does not need a strict scheme.
Cloudant just works, I don't need IT guys to look specifically after Cloundant.
It indeed saves time. Configured a couple of DB in a minute. There was only one occasion when data stopped writing to DB and I did not set some kind of notification for this.
Cloudant is good for storage for unstructured data and documents. I use it as alternative storage of raw events data (in addition to Localytics etc).