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Likelihood to Recommend

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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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

IBM Compose is well suited when a technical founder or engineering team with basic experience with the datastores is able to quickly get set up and going with a datastore without worrying about setup or server operations.IBM Compose may not be well suited if there is already a team in place to handle datastore server setup or if there is an absolute minimum budget needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.3
Automatic software patching
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.5
Database scalability
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.6
Automated backups
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.6
Database security provisions
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.2
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
6.8
Automatic host deployment
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.8

Pros

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
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  • Creating production-ready deployments is easy
  • The database consoles are intuitive and easy to use for new users
  • Creating and restoring backups is easy
  • Migrating data between deployments is done through the GUI
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Cons

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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  • I'm really happy with the actual product and nothing comes to my mind that could improve it.
  • The best feature is... I set it up the first time and voila not used it much after that... which is good. It means it's easy and works well.
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)9.0
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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.
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Usability

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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)8.7
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It is great the only things I have stumbled upon is the non standard port 80 they use and sometimes expired SSL certificate.
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Support

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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)7.0
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Very slow response times and the responses have often not been satisfactory.
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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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We previously hosted our own Redis and RabbitMQ cluster. Before switching to IBM Compose we evaluated Redis Lab, Scalegrid, AWS ElastiCache, CloudAMQP and others. We still host our core database (MongoDB) ourselves
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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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  • We no longer have to maintain, upgrade, or deal with downtime of our own Redis and RabbitMQ clusters. In hindsight it feels strange to have ever had self-hosted clusters for those services (where in our case additional latency of a few milliseconds is acceptable).
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Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

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