Build apps without obsessing over your database

Whether innovating, designing, coding or testing, application developers can find support from our wide array of fully managed database solutions.

All the databases with none of the hassle

All of the databases, none of the hassle

IBM Cloud Data Services offers the largest collection of market-leading open source databases; choose the right tool for your app.

Make the most of your data

Make the most of your data

Leverage the most integrated and feature-rich set of development services for data collection and management.

Stay focused on development

Stay focused on development

Our databases are managed by experts 24x7, so you can develop amazing apps without worrying about database administration.


Cloudant customer profile: Dimagi

Watch a short overview on Dimagi's business and reasons for choosing the Cloudant managed database service, based on the NoSQL JSON document store Apache® CouchDB™.


Learn more about some of our most popular offerings among application developers.


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IBM Cloudant

Give your application uninterrupted data access, offline and online, anywhere in the world, with a fully managed NoSQL database service. Let IBM manage the database layer so you can build more, grow more and sleep more.

Open Source DBaaS

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IBM Compose Enterprise

Run web and mobile apps on fully managed, hand-picked open source databases with an integrated DBaaS. Gain flexibility and scale without losing cycles to database management.

Graph DBaaS

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IBM Graph

Store, query and visualize your data with a cutting-edge graph database, scalable for enterprise application developers who require DBaaS.

Trials for application developers

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IBM Cloudant

A managed NoSQL database service that moves application data closer to all the places it needs to be—for uninterrupted data access, offline or on.

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IBM Compose Enterprise

A managed DBaaS platform enables modern enterprise applications built on open source database technologies.

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IBM Graph

An easy-to-use, fully managed graph DBaaS enables enterprise applications built on open source database technologies.


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Why NoSQL? Your database options in the non-relational world

In today’s world, the pace of software development is faster and data is piling up. So how you architect your data layer to ensure continual access to data is more important than ever.

Compose Enterprise technical white paper

Today, it’s unlikely that a single database will meet all your needs. For a variety of reasons—including the need to support cloud-scale solutions and increasingly dynamic app ecosystems—startups and enterprises alike are embracing a wide variety of open source databases.

Build more and grow more with Cloudant DBaaS

Read about the first globally distributed DBaaS for loading, storing, analyzing and distributing operational application data. Designed for developers of web and mobile applications, it's delivered as a managed cloud service to accelerate time-to-market.