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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Athena

Amazon Athena is well suited for those who want to be able to use SQL queries to look at and analyze their data. Once you get up and running with the system and have all of your preferences ironed out, this is a very simple to understand and easy to use program that can help make information-based decisions. How could you not love that!?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Databases

We are using the analytics environment in the cloud for IBM, so it makes most sense to use the cloud based Dbs available. We have some structured data that is important to our analytics, and dragging it down to IBM cloud has had good success. The unstructured data that we need to work with has all the resources it needs for the various cloud Db options.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon Athena
8.3
IBM Cloud Databases
8.2
Automatic software patching
Amazon Athena
8.0
IBM Cloud Databases
8.3
Database scalability
Amazon Athena
8.0
IBM Cloud Databases
8.3
Automated backups
Amazon Athena
8.0
IBM Cloud Databases
8.8
Database security provisions
Amazon Athena
9.0
IBM Cloud Databases
8.0
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon Athena
9.0
IBM Cloud Databases
6.6
Automatic host deployment
Amazon Athena
8.0
IBM Cloud Databases
9.0

Pros

Amazon Athena

  • Pay only for the data you store. Huge money-saver right there.
  • Being able to query using a browser-based system.
  • Compatibility with other programs is a nice feature that is very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Databases

  • The ease of setup was effortless. For anyone with development experience, a few simple questions such as name and login data will get you set up.
  • The web application to manage cluster settings, billing settings and even introspect the data was simple and most importantly worked all the time. This can not always be said for web interfaces of other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Athena

  • I wish that the program provided individualized access for different users instead of everyone seeing everything.
  • Initial setup can be a bit tedious for those unfamiliar with this type of querying.
  • Support can be a little lacking when it comes to additional features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Databases

  • Better cost reports, before just increasing to another tier, thus increasing the price. This is critical for early stage startups, where budget is tight.
  • Add more data center options. As a comparison, a similar service, Aiven.io has dozen more options than Compose (basically all big cloud providers). We moved from AWS to Digital Ocean, which made us stop using Compose, since Compose forces us to be either on IBM or AWS.
Alfred Reinold Baudisch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Athena

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.8
Based on 4 answers
I am very fond of the features and reliability of the compose DaaS, however I could switch if I find same qualities for lower price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Athena

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 8.9
Based on 5 answers
In total, IBM Compose has a great interface with only minor flaws, which don't distract from the overall great usability both on desktops and mobile devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Athena

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.3
Based on 11 answers
Support is helpful enough, but we haven't always had questions answered in a satisfactory manner. At one time we realized that Compose had stopped taking database snapshots on its two-per-day schedule, and had in fact not taken one for many days. Support recognized the problem and it was fixed, but the lack of proactive checks and the inability to share exactly what happened has caused us to look elsewhere for production work loads
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Athena

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Databases

We did not use IBM professional services. We had sufficient in-house expertise for the implementation; we found it relatively straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Athena

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Databases

I did compare IBM Compose for PostgreSQL with PostgreSQL offerings available from Amazon and Google. IBM Compose was judged easier to provision and maintain.I'm pleased with the additional more granular provisioning flexibility and more favorable cost structure that has come with the transition to IBM Databases for PostgreSQL.
Jon Tara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Athena

  • Aided in decision making processes that has saved money for departments and the company.
  • The program takes over doing the majority of the work that used to be manual for a lot of people. Fantastic time-saver.
  • The program makes other programs not as useful as they once were, which helped save money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Databases

  • At the beginning, VERY positive. I didn't know Mongo very well when I started this project, and I needed to get a POC up very quickly. Compose let me basically ignore all database management.
  • Compose basically kept up its end of the deal... until a few months ago when we started pushing the envelope. Latency problems and, despite digging deep into documentation, etc, unable to really understand if/how much our Compose instance was to blame. In the end it wasn't, but trial and error was about all I was able to do with Compose.
  • Globally, Compose had a very good ROI, since it allowed me to offload DB admin at a moment when having to do it would have seriously slowed our progress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Athena

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Athena Editions & Modules

Edition
Price per Query$5.001
  1. per TB of Data Scanned
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Databases

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Cloud Databases Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Athena
9.0
IBM Cloud Databases
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Athena
IBM Cloud Databases
9.8

Usability

Amazon Athena
IBM Cloud Databases
8.9

Support Rating

Amazon Athena
IBM Cloud Databases
9.3

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