Cloudant vs Cloud Firestore: What are the differences?
Cloudant: Distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for web & mobile apps. 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; Cloud Firestore: NoSQL database built for global apps. Cloud Firestore is a NoSQL document database that lets you easily store, sync, and query data for your mobile and web apps - at global scale.
Cloudant and Cloud Firestore can be primarily classified as "NoSQL Database as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Cloudant are:
- 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.
On the other hand, Cloud Firestore provides the following key features:
- Documents and collections with powerful querying
- iOS, Android, and Web SDKs with offline data access
- Real-time data synchronization
"JSON" is the primary reason why developers consider Cloudant over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Cloud Firestore.
ReWrite, Whale 🐳, and FetchyFox are some of the popular companies that use Cloud Firestore, whereas Cloudant is used by Heroku, Salesforce, and Roundscope Ukraine Labs. Cloud Firestore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 60 company stacks & 118 developers stacks; compared to Cloudant, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.