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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB

It is ideal for those projects where you need to store a large amount of data, but you do not know how many will be so you need the database to increase its storage capacity together with the number of users, without having to spend extra money, it also has a great potential thanks to the fast connection it offers, so the data travels at high speed, and this speeds up the performance of the applications, excellent for projects where non-relational databases are used and what matters is to store large quantities of information and use them at high speed.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM IMS

We have built a database of a network of bank branches with all the needs of security and recovery/restart. It requires knowledge of obsolete maintenance languages and perhaps it is too rigid in the schemes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon DynamoDB
8.5
IBM IMS
Performance
Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
IBM IMS
Availability
Amazon DynamoDB
9.3
IBM IMS
Concurrency
Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
IBM IMS
Security
Amazon DynamoDB
9.0
IBM IMS
Scalability
Amazon DynamoDB
8.9
IBM IMS
Data model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
7.1
IBM IMS
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
8.1
IBM IMS

Pros

Amazon DynamoDB

  • It's very easy to get started, creating a table with a partition/sort key and you're on your way.
  • You can scale up and down your read/write IO as needed.
  • You can store structured and unstructured data.
  • It works great with Web Development as it's JSON based.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM IMS

  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Big volume of data and good performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Complex searching (no support for case-insensitive or full-text search).
  • Only supports up to two-key indexes.
  • Requires choosing the indexes up-front when doing searches.
  • Does not have an SQL compatible query front-end.
  • No join-table support (requires putting all data into one table).
Chris Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM IMS

  • Certainly, not being a DB relational penalizes its use
  • It should be more flexible
  • Open up to more recent languages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB 8.7
Based on 34 answers
We will most likely continue to use DynamoDB for certain use-cases. If we stopped using DynamoDB as often, it would likely be because we started using Aurora Serverless more. Aurora Serverless may offer similar availability, management and cost benefits while allowing developers to use their MySQL tools and experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM IMS

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon DynamoDB

We evaluated using MongoDB or Amazon DyanmoDB. For us, the biggest advantage is that there's no maintenance cost for Amazon DynamoDB. Mongo gets complicated when you setup sharding. With Amazon DynamoDB, it's literally a push of button to increase throughput. This saves time and money on DevOps resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM IMS

Essentially, for a question of reliability and scalability, the performance has always been of an enterprise level. The utilities are efficient and effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Since the Amazon manages the instance, the amount of time a developer needs to spend configuring the database is less. For comparison, if we were to manage the same instance manually, we need to set up EC2 instance, install the DB, setup backup scripts, track backup failures, which is a great overhead for the dev. Using DynamoDB this overhead is reduced and hence having a great ROI.
  • Great documentation and easy setup makes an easy learning curve to transition to DynamoDB. Only caveat is as with any database, the data structure should be thoroughly analyzed for types of querying because there are limitations with the DynamoDB API.
  • Ties very well with rest of the Amazon eco system. Having rest of the applications in Amazon allows managing the application security a breeze.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM IMS

  • The investment made about 20 years ago that has been fully repaid
  • Reliability and security of investments
  • Unfortunately, it is quite outdated and therefore maintenance costs are higher because the skills are not always available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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IBM IMS

Pricing Details

Amazon DynamoDB

General

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

Amazon DynamoDB Editions & Modules

Edition
On-Demand - Write Operation$1.251
On-Demand Read Operation$0.251
On-Demand Data Stored$0.252
On-Demand Point-in-Time Recovery$0.202
On-Demand Snapshot$0.102
On-Demand Restoring a Backup$0.153
On-Demand Global Tables$1.8754
On-Demand Streams$0.025
On-Demand Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.096
Provisioned - Write Operation$0.000657
Provisioned - Read Operation$0.000137
Provisioned - Data Stored$0.258
Provisioned - Point-in-Time Recovery$0.208
Provisioned - Snapshot$0.108
Provisioned - Restoring a Backup$0.159
Provisioned - Global Tables$0.00097510
Provisioned - Streams$0.0211
Provisioned - Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.0912
  1. per million requests
  2. per GB per month
  3. per GB
  4. per million write operations replicated
  5. per 100,000 read operations
  6. per GB
  7. capacity unit per hour
  8. per GB per month
  9. per GB
  10. per Read Capacity
  11. per 100,000 read operations
  12. per GB
Additional Pricing Details

IBM IMS

General

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

IBM IMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB
8.8
IBM IMS
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
IBM IMS

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