Fully managed and built for critical enterprise workloads

Cloud databases on IBM Cloud® deliver high availability, enhanced security and flexible, scalable performance that can help significantly reduce risk and cost. These DBaaS solutions provide hosting and 24x7 management with automated high availability, backup and restore, version upgrades, security and more. A cloud database from IBM can minimize the learning curve to a wide variety of NoSQL and SQL databases. Faster ramp-up lets your team focus on the right tool for the job based on requirements and value, not cost and familiarity.

Benefits of cloud databases

Innovation and speed

Stop spending time managing infrastructure. Focus on innovating and faster time to market.

Grow with confidence

Get 99.99% high availability in multizone regions across multiple data centers.

Enterprise-grade security

Rely on built-in security, privacy and compliance with push-button access control.

Explore available databases on IBM Cloud to fit your specific enterprise requirements

Web and mobile applications

Build applications that scale to millions of users worldwide.

IBM Cloudant

A scalable JSON document database for web, mobile, IoT and serverless applications.

IBM Cloud Databases for MongoDB

A JSON document store with a rich query and aggregation framework.

Use relational databases to power systems of record.

Developer tools

Use fit-for-purpose databases to power cloud-native distributed applications.

IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch

A full-text search engine with the indexing strengths of a JSON document database.

IBM Cloud Databases for Redis

A blazing fast, in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker.

Confidential data

When data confidentiality matters. Total control of your highly sensitive data stored in a tamper-proof environment.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS for PostgreSQL

Fully managed Postgres database hosted in a Hyper Protect environment.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS for MongoDB

Fully managed Mongo Enterprise Server database hosted in a Hyper Protect environment.

Business intelligence

Lightning-speed analytics to help your business make the right decision faster.

IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

An elastic database warehouse built for high-performance analytics and machine learning.


Web apps using MEAN stack

Create a web application with the popular MEAN stack, run a MEAN starter locally and more.

Build a database-driven slackbot

Build a slackbot to search IBM Db2® database entries using the IBM Watson® Assistant service.

SQL database for cloud data

Provision an SQL database service, creating a table, loading data and more.

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