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Amazon SimpleDB

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

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Amazon SimpleDB

Well suited for: Games, Chat rooms, real time software like corporate events, marathons and so. Anytime and anywhere you could use a NoSQL DB you should think of SimpleDB.
As an arduous AWS user, Amazon SimpleDB easily integrates with EC2 and other AWS module; and if you are not an AWS user, you also have a fantastic tool that will solve the problem for which you are focused.
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it best-of-breed when it comes to implementation flexibility. All the while you can have one data solution that pulls data together from Hyperion Planning (Oracle) and Microsoft Dynamics (MM) into the same system as part of an EDW project.
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Pros

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
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  • You can size dashDB to your current needs and expand its capability later on as the needed.
  • I like the way dashDB allow for connecting to the cloud that my network engineer to set things up quickly.
  • IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a real winner for me.
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Cons

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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  • IBM dashDB could be clearer about the technology used to deliver the particular tier of the service you buy.
  • IBM dashDB can be cost prohibitive for folks needing to push a lot of data from on-premise into the cloud on a regular basis.
  • IBM dashDB is really like three data technologies in one and the sales teams at IBM sometimes can't explain why the MPP tier is better for certain uses over the db2 BLU based tier.
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Alternatives Considered

It integrates beautifully with AWS. In some projects we use SimpleDB while we use DynamoDB for others, according to the characteristics of the project. If the infrastructure is AWS, we always think of one of them.
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IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud8.0
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IBM dashDB fits well into a shop with IBM DB2 experience. Specifically, the experience with the IBM developer tools helps aid in the adoption of dashDB across teams and project.
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Data Integration

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud9.0
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The connectivity to IBM dashDB was based on the tried a true technology used by IBM DB2 and did not have to be reviewed by our IPSec team prior to use.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
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Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon SimpleDB Editions & Modules
Amazon SimpleDB
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Editions & Modules
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Edition
dashDB Entry
50 / month1
dashDB Enterprise
Varies
dashDB Enterprise MPP
Varies
dashDB Entry (Free)
$03
1. Per instance
3. Up to 50 GB
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