Cloudant – I Use It With My Erlang Stack
Updated August 02, 2022

Cloudant – I Use It With My Erlang Stack

Michael Adler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloudant

I use Cloudant like I use Couchdb. Each user has a database and I like the ease of use with authentication as well as falling back on Couchdb defaults if wanting to do so. I deal with real-time wait data and use pouchdb to handle my front end.
  • Ease of use coming from Couchdb - views, indexes, auth, revisions
  • Uptime has been excellent
  • Replication with ease
  • Better branding - People not used to using IBM services don’t know that Cloudant [was] built around Couchdb.
  • Documentation can be done a bit more organized (some are very old) and do share more of [the] fallback features that Couchdb supplies and what is offered too. I have to sometimes look deep to find out things like fallback auth to use Couchdb auth users for example. Simple stuff.
  • I honestly over time have really no other issues and they aren’t anything extensive since I know Couchdb well.
  • I [have] been happy so far.
  • Uptime has been great. Only 1 time it went down and I mean AWS has not been perfect all the time.
  • Scalability is amazing.
  • Ease of use again, can jump right in from Couchdb.

Do you think IBM Cloudant delivers good value for the price?

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I like [the] ease of use of Cloudant. Redis and Fauna have time to live features so for caching and temp data that is what I use along with messaging queues.
I work in Erlang stack so Couchdb and Rabbitmq are my go-to tech stack. In this area, I highly recommend [it], it is easy.

IBM Cloudant Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility

No SQL Capabilities

As an Erlang dev I understand distribution and this is what Cloudant/Couchdb is based on. Replication is built in to the ui making it simple to decide read/writes and deciding direction.
I have used this database for years. Just depends on one’s learning curve and trade off with any design choice you make. I am happy with what Cloudant has to offer as my daily driver.