Great and reliable DBaaS for IoT use cases
January 22, 2020

Great and reliable DBaaS for IoT use cases

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloudant

We used IBM Cloudant as a distributed, fully managed JSON database for IoT use cases. API integration was a must, and all the support to Apache CouchDB made a positive difference. Overall support and documentation from IBM Cloudant were satisfactory, as well as pricing. Global availability was generally good, except for China. Availability and SLAs were never a problem and the platform has always been stable.


  • API integration and support through CouchDB standards.
  • Managed Services.


  • Global availability, especially in Asia.
  • IBM Cloudant support is generally robust, but in some occasions we had to find solutions by ourselves.
  • Almost no technical people are needed in order to maintain.
  • Competitive cost structure.
The feature-set, including security, is very comparable. Overall, IBM's services added to the product are mature and stable, although product support and engineers could be a little better. Global availability is improving, and Disaster Recover Capabilities are great. Overall, it's very comparable to MongoDB as a DBaaS offer, available globally and with great documentation.
IBM Cloudant is generally a good tool for a NonSQL, document oriented Database as a Service. It is very scalable and reliable, and managed services through IBM seems to be working well. You can consider as almost no lock-in since it is based on CouchDB API structures and you can migrate to any other provider in the future if needed. If you need real Global Availability, like Asia / China you may need to look for alternatives.

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