Amazon S3

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IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Amazon S3

Wherever you need to store things, S3 is pretty much the answer. Also, if you want to host simple websites without the cost or headache of scaling your own services, the static web hosting may be the answer you're looking for.
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IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)

Well Suited:- Development of information architecture/library. It enables better classification/taxonomy, leading to more intuitive findability.- Dialog design and content retrieval for virtual agents. (e.g. a virtual agent whose content offerings are not hard-coded into the response fields, but instead require crawling/drawing from other pages/libraries)Not Well Suited:- Annotation/labeling/clustering of information that will be retrieved using a different search/query service.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
6.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
10.0
Scalability
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
6.8
Platform management overhead
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
8.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
5.3
Platform access control
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
10.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
6.7
Development environment creation
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
6.5
Development environment replication
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
6.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
5.3
Issue recovery
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
4.6
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon S3
IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)
6.5

Pros

  • Nearly every web framework now has integrations with the service as an easy plug-and-play storage solution.
  • General integration is so good there are tons of third-party tools like Transmit (for mac) you can mount S3 as a remote disk for easy access, and even Amazon's own web portal for using S3 has gotten quite good.
  • It's incredibly easy to offload all the expensive bandwidth operations for your typical website or app to S3, and, assuming your services are not yet HTTP2, you even get the benefits of sharding.
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  • Bluemix is great at providing a custom environment that offers everything I need to develop and run my software, rather than just providing a blank virtual server that I need to configure
  • Bluemix is very good at getting a "ready to use" environment deployed very quickly
  • Offers a wide variety of very unique, and cutting edge services. For example, I recently came across a Bluemix service that analyses any documents I want, such as email, and can tell me what emotions I am conveying. Is it a hateful sounding email, or a happy sounding one.
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Cons

  • S3 web console is great, but could be more user-friendly.
  • S3 versioning should be enabled by default, and users prompted to disable.
  • S3 desktop client would help end users access data.
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  • Surprisingly complex to implement some features, like port forwarding within the PaaS architecture without implementing IaaS layer features.
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Alternatives Considered

We chose S3 over Azure Storage because it integrated very easily and quickly with our existing AWS environment. S3 pricing was also cheaper than Azure at the time. S3 is also more mature and has been on the market 10 years longer than Azure Storage. Amazon also offers a higher SLA with S3 than Microsoft.
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We were looking for a platform to support rapid IoT implementations for our clients. We compared Oracle cloud, Azure, AWS and Bluemix. While the differences were not major, and all had their strengths, we found that the management, provisioning and interfacing of IoT end points was most efficient in Bluemix
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Return on Investment

  • S3 is one of the critical components of our service and helps our static files remain decoupled from our application files.
  • Without the ease of use and configuration of S3, we might have either wound up with a much slower application or a much less friendly code deployment process.
  • S3 has granted us the flexibility and customizability to easily pursue new and more robust applications without having to worry about file serving permissions.
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  • Reduced our burn rate exponentially.
  • Orchestrated our services
  • On-demand scaling opportunities.
  • Automation
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

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

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IBM Cloud PaaS (formerly IBM Bluemix - PaaS)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.ibm.com/cloud/pricing Enterprise pricing is available upon request.

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