Cloudant - help you manage your cloud
July 19, 2016

Cloudant - help you manage your cloud

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cloudant

We were developing an IOT solution to reduce the power consumption in housing communities, for which IBM Bluemix was helping us a lot to achieve it. I was the major developer and architect for the team. Since the project was confined within our department we were using it only within our department.

Our main business objective was to perform data analysis on the data obtained - we had to store the IoT related information in the database and do fast processing on the data so we had to go with NoSQL database and indeed Cloudant was readily available - already integrated with Bluemix and much easier option was it stores the data as JSON which was much more convenient to our use case.
  • Easy integration
  • Better performance
  • High availability
  • Very limited functionality
  • Not much cloudant database management tools available
Yes, there are lots of benefits in choosing NoSQL -

Helped us a lot in large scale data analysis
Can be easily integrated with R Studio to process
High scalability and amazing hosting options
Real time processing were much easier and efficient.

We had to process more than 50TB of data which was made much easier with Cloudant, and there was not much difference in performance even if we had increased another 50TB of data. To me, it's a wonderful option of NoSQL database and for IoT related projects.
Though, I agree cloudant has inbuilt methods to easily monitor, operate and scale, there is a little disadvantage with Cloudant in that there are no tools like MySQL which makes the tasks easier or neither it is not free of cost. Researching that took us a while which could have saved time for us. But we saved a lot of time involved in monitoring the scripts.
I've even worked with Cassandra, but I found Cloudant to be much simpler, easier, neat and efficient. Cassandra was not highly scalable but Cloudant was much efficient in it. Even the Monitoring and other scripts were pre-built which made it much time efficient for us.
The cloudant sync option was very helpful during migration process for smaller data, but if you have large amounts of data, then import options are not that great or the documentation for importing was not that helpful.