IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

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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)

If you have a small development team that working with one of the support Compose products, it's a great fit. We've been working on the product for 2 yrs now and we're just now getting to the point where the cost/benefit of the managed vs. self-hosted approach is even worth considering.However, if your tech stack includes a product Compose doesn't offer (like Apache Kafka for instance) it means that you'll either need to find a different provider for those services or manage that portion of the tech stack yourself. It's a minor problem, but the only negative thing I have to say about Compose
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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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  • Web interface is pretty good for basic querying, which means other tooling is not required.
  • Being able to rely on Infrastructure as a Service means we don't have to spend time looking after this system ourselves.
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Cons

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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  • None I can think of
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Likelihood to Renew

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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 have evaluated databases and messaging services offered by AWS and we use some of them, when it had made sense. As Compose has added new databases and capabilities to their offering, we have had less and less reasons to use multiple providers.
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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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  • Compose had a big impact right from the beginning of our company as it made possible from DB point-of-view to offer world-class reliability of availability to our customers from day 1.
  • Compose support has helped us solve many difficult issues and helped with DB migrations.
  • Compose has made it possible for us to move very fast on adding new possibilities to store and retrieve data.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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