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Distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for web & mobile apps
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What is Cloudant?

Cloudant’s distributed database as a service (DBaaS) allows developers of fast-growing web and mobile apps to focus on building and improving their products, instead of worrying about scaling and managing databases on their own.
Cloudant is a tool in the NoSQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Cloudant?

14 companies reportedly use Cloudant in their tech stacks, including Salesforce, Heroku, and Parrot CRM.

45 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Cloudant.

Cloudant Integrations

Amazon EC2, Heroku, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace Cloud Servers, and CloudBees are some of the popular tools that integrate with Cloudant. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Cloudant.
Pros of Cloudant
REST interface
JavaScript support
Great syncing

Cloudant's Features

  • Managed- Cloudant's big data experts monitor your data 24/7 to ensure its high availability and safety.
  • Distributed Multi-Master Database- All read and write transactions can be synced across Cloudant's global data network without global locks, providing true high availability of your data.
  • Geo-load Balancing- To keep latency low, our geo-load balancing infrastructure routes requests to the copies of the data that are geographically closest to the requestor.
  • Mobile Sync- Cloudant not only syncs between data centers around the world, but also between data centers and mobile devices.
  • Incremental MapReduce- Unlike Hadoop, Cloudant’s Incremental MapReduce keeps indexes up-to-date with new transactions and updates without requiring a full reindexing of your data.
  • Integrated Lucene Search- High-performance full-text indexing and search, without the difficulty and cost of managing text and operational data in separate databases.

Cloudant Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Cloudant?
Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API. CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents and query your indexes with your web browser, via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript.
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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