Looking for a product to build your search engine ? Welcome to Cloudant.
January 04, 2016

Looking for a product to build your search engine ? Welcome to Cloudant.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloudant

We are using Cloudant as a base for our search engine! We have a search engine for arabic quotes and proverbs that is extracted from social media, we daily add around 20K records to our Cloudant database. We currently have around 9 million records. Basically we depend on Apache Lucene which is implemented with the database to serve as our search engine.
  • The indexing is fast.
  • Our data is safe there, we rarely have problems accessing or requesting the data.
  • One great thing is that we can address different boolean functions in our queries.
  • The ability to talk to the database through web services is great.
  • The analytic reports about the use of the database needs improvements.
  • A year or 6 months reports for the post/get hits will be great add.
I used Google App Engine in my first attempts to build a search solution to my data, I implemented my own Apache Lucene system and it took weeks to have something ready for test. I wasn't happy with the results (slow, problems uploading data, large index problems, cost ...). I found out that I should look for another solution that can really handle all of this and let me focus on other things. Here comes Cloudant :-)
Don't get me wrong ! Google App Engine is a great system, but it wasn't the right one for my case (at least 3 years ago).
For my case and my experience with Cloudant, it's well suited for search engines. If you have the data you can build a search solution above it in no time.

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I don't have any performance benchmarks that I use. But what I know for sure is that I didn't have any problems with users accessing the data stored in Cloudant. For me it does the job and I am happy :-)