Cloudant is an IBM software product, which is primarily delivered as a cloud-based service on Bluemix. It can be defined as an open source non-relational, distributed database service which requires zero-configuration.
Cloudant NoSQL DB provides access to a fully managed NoSQL JSON data layer that is always on. This service is compatible with CouchDB, and accessible through a simple to use HTTP interface for mobile and web application models.
Cloudant puts the 'service' in NoSQL database as a service. Unlike scale-it-yourself NoSQL databases, Cloudant is scaled and operated for the developer. Developers focus on their code because the back-end scaled and managed by IBM. Additional features of Cloundant includes replication and sync, full-text search and advanced analytics via MapReduce.
This benefits developers in Africa due to its ease of use and the powerful search and synch function which allows client applications to work offline. Africa often has power disruptions and this affects network coverage. Using this database the application can be operational 24/7 without interruption.
Developers in Africa are already able to create applications in these sectors. Using cloud platforms like IBM Bluemix, developing such application has never been easier and more affordable.
Using the Cloudant database service on Bluemix developers can:
- Develop Fast - GET, PUT, Index, and Query JSON objects via a CouchDB compatible, RESTful API. Cloudant is schema-less, so developers can develop new features without having to redesign their database or migrate data.
- Developers can grow their database without worry - experts at Cloudant operate and scale it for the developer
- Developers can push data to the edge - Cloudant distributes data across a global network of data centers, or to your data center or individual mobile devices, for fast, non-stop access to data from anywhere.
- Build epic features - Built-in text search, data replication & synch, and MapReduce for advanced analytics, enable developers to easily create an exceptional user experience for your customers
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