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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Infrastructure as a service is what every sized company should be doing these days, so we can all focus on our expertise. We were lucky that we chose AWS in our, and their earliest days as I can't imagine having built out several SBUs and then having to migrate over to them now. Google would prefer to own this space but we found them far less attractive to work with. Google's a search engine that sells ads. Even as Google try to build out fiber, they're never have the level of customer service that businesses relying on infrastructure need. Amazon, is really the only and the best choice!
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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

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.4
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)

Database-as-a-Service

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

Pros

  • Extremely rich and robust API's that simplify automation
  • Broad range of managed services so there is no need to build everything from scratch
  • Available in many regions making it possible to deliver services locally to meet compliance requirements.
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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

  • I'm afraid you're going to have to go somewhere else for improvement suggestions because I have none!
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  • It'd be nice if there was an easier way to set up a low cost or free testing or staging environment to match with the production environment. A "clone to staging" feature would be amazing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
I would gladly rely on AWS for any large-scale application deployment. For prototyping and small-scale applications, a more heavily managed environment on top of the 'bare metal' virtual infrastructure, such as Heroku or Elastic Bean Stalk, is probably a more productive approach in most cases
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)9.0
Based on 2 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 Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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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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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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IBM Cloud Databases (formerly Compose)7.0
Based on 4 answers
Very slow response times and the responses have often not been satisfactory.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Alternatives Considered

This is the ONLY Web Service we have used since my time with the company to manage our weekly MP3 uploads. I'd say it stacks up pretty well since we have stuck with it over the years! Simple & Effective!
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We use Amazon Aurora as our primary datastore and use IBM Compose Mongo as an alternative only when Aurora does not cover the use case well. Amazon DynamoDB looks good but doesn't have the same wealth of libraries and support which makes MongoDB easy to use and therefore was not really considered a viable alternative for us.
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Return on Investment

  • This information is not under my specific role or responsibilities even though I use the software on a weekly basis. However, I feel confident in saying that if it was not worth the investment we would have discontinued our use of it by now.
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  • We haven't really shopped around much on this front, but it does seem to do the job at a reasonable price. There are certainly other solutions out there, but we've not taken a look in detail making ROI difficult to determine (ie. any hosted Mongo service would give us the same impact)
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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

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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