Cloudant is a fully-managed database service built to scale globally, run non-stop, and handle flexible schemas for rapid development. Just PUT JSON in and GET JSON out. The service also comes with integrated indexing engines for Lucene full-text search and geospatial querying. Sound good?

{"couchdb": "Welcome", …}

Cloudant is built on Apache CouchDB™ and contributes to the open-source project. But why Cloudant or CouchDB in the first place? Simple: data replication & synchronization.

Unlike traditional database systems, all replicas are available for both reads and writes. Cloudant’s CouchDB-style replication and sync capabilities make it ideal for mobile and web apps built with offline-first design principles — have native access to data on the device or in the browser, and let the database handle sync to remote copies in the cloud. And vice versa.

New to NoSQL?

Just starting to explore the nebulous world of “NoSQL”? Experimenting with “DBaaS offerings”? Get past the buzzwords with an overview of the marketplace and where Cloudant fits into the picture. Take the Big Data University course, Introduction to NoSQL and Database-as-a-Service, and learn till your heart’s content.

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Earn an IBM Cloudant Badge

If you’re using Cloudant as a developer, consider earning the IBM Cloudant Managed or IBM Cloudant Local IBM Open Badges to share verified proof of your achievement.

Ready to dig deeper?

After watching the videos and completing the tutorials in this Learning Center, consider enrolling in the Indexing and Querying a Cloudant Database eLearning course.

6 comments on"IBM Cloudant"

  1. Iwantmyaccountback March 30, 2018

    Is it possible to get my Cloudant account back?
    And according to the website, on March 1st 2018:
    “Cloudant is requiring strong passwords for accounts. Any new and existing passwords will be checked to ensure they are 16 characters and are not common or weak password phrases. Existing accounts with weak passwords will not be able to login to the Dashboard and will be required to reset their passwords by clicking on the Forgot your password? link. ”
    The registered email accout is dead… I assume there might be a way to associate this account with another email after I log in (?). However, I cannot log in without changing the password first. However, I cannot change the password if Cloudant keeps sending the password reset to my dead email account. Can someone please help out? Thanks in advance!

    • accounts were recently sunset; however, if you email, they can temporarily unlock your account so you can retrieve or migrate the data to a Cloudant account on IBM Cloud.

  2. is there a way to implement cloudant with android ? if it’s possible then how?

  3. The link Introduction to NoSQL and Database-as-a-Service in this document leads to . According to Firefox the site is not properly configured and hence not shown.

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