I traded self-hosted for Cloudant
July 20, 2016

I traded self-hosted for Cloudant

Don Burks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloudant

Cloudant started off as our database backup system, replicating from our production servers to the Cloudant service. We were configured to fail over to them in the event of a local database outage. Cloudant's uptime and search features were so impressive, we switched over to using them as our primary backbone, with replication now going to a different set of servers. Cloudant delivered a high level of service, and we were able to grow as a result.
  • Outstanding query interface
  • Full text searching!
  • Remarkable uptime and support
  • I would love to able to have more performance advice on my database.
  • irisCouch and mlab
Cloudant blows all of the other competitors out of the water. The robust UI, the scalability, the management console, these are all reasons why Cloudant is a superior product to any of these "competitors". Cloudant is head and shoulders above the rest. It was a pleasure to switch to their service.
I always advocate for choosing to store data in a manner that represents how you are going to be querying it. If you need well-indexed, performant queries, then Cloudant is an outstanding backend DbAAS that will support your business needs. Cloudant also takes care of stale view indices and other common maintenance tasks for you.

Using IBM Cloudant

IBM Cloudant Reliability

We went from a small MVP database of just over 24MB of data to over 2GB in a matter of days when customers started putting data into our service. Cloudant didn't even blink. I'm sure we could have scaled another 10 times over and there wouldn't have even been a flutter of latency in our query times.