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Score 8.5 out of 101
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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)
8.7
Automated backups
Amazon SimpleDB
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
8.7
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

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

  • Easy user interface
  • Easy set up
  • Easy management of database
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Cons

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose) 8.6
Based on 3 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.
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Usability

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose) 8.7
Based on 3 answers
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

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose) 7.1
Based on 5 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
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SimpleDB

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 Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

Well for MySQL we had to use Amazon because of the pricing structure. We are using Mongo on Compose and it has been pretty good to us for the past 2 years. We are moving all of our databases to Amazon for the customer support and pricing structure that is competitive to Compose,
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Return on Investment

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

  • Automatic processing has increased turnaround times
  • Automatic processing has allowed for us to increase costs for videos
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Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General

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

IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

General

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

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