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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 is great for product engineering and coding where you must take time to pair program and code in a specific isolated environment. It is entirely cloud based so there's no worry about saving and data consistency. It is all hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It is less appropriate for more general workflows that don't require a specific cloud instance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

These functions are good if you are trying to diminish the overhead of API maintenance and support. Not too difficult to build and deploy. Good for doing model inference, or data validation. This is not good for doing tasks that take a long time. Not good for high compute and not good for things you are doing multiple times a minute.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

AWS Cloud9
IBM Cloud Functions
7.4
Scalability
AWS Cloud9
IBM Cloud Functions
7.4

Pros

AWS Cloud9

  • It provides an extremely intuitive and easy-to-use interface, so adapting to it does not take much time.
  • It contains the most common programming languages.
  • It allows the export of files, either directly to the repository or to the team where you want it.
  • It is housed in the cloud so you can work with it from anywhere.
  • Allows you to share code or work on them with others in real-time.
  • Does not require installation.
maría jose gonzalez ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • ICF is a cost-effective solution when it comes to a cloud-based solution. We used Spring Boot Micro-services previously but it was costly because the application is continuously running and hence incurs operating costs even if the services are not used by the application.
  • It scales very well and without too many manual interventions from the developers or support team. This is very useful when we have applications catering to large user bases like a chatbot or payment wallet.
  • The ICF also works well in high demand data processing based on events (i.e. in a virtual agent platform) Whenever we receive a new chat request, the ICF can trigger sentiment analysis to analyze the chats.
Badheka, Amit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Cloud9

  • Confusing documentation - AWS's documentation remains quite confusing, and the layout of other services/settings that you have to use with Cloud9 can be a bit of a handful.
  • Sometimes slow - As the size of a project increases, the editor gets increasingly slower, and starts slowing down the browser overall.
  • Long setup process - The setup for Cloud9 can be hard and tough, especially since the documentation is quite hard to understand.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • Billing can be a hassle, not the most responsive customer service/support team
  • Handles & executes most functionalities, but other platforms offer more scalability if you're seeking consistent and stable growth
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 7.8
Based on 2 answers
The interface for Cloud9 needs some improvement. It is simply not as powerful and intelligent as a local text editor would be and thus it lacks the capabilities of fast filling when coding. Otherwise, I think it has a fair interface that they have tried mimicking an IDE.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Customer support is managed by the Cloud support team. I won't be able to comment on details, but it's fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

AWS Cloud9

We used Codeanywhere & Lambda, but it's little to test serverless code with these services, so I think AWS Cloud9 is best to code and test Serverless code.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

AWS Lambda is 100 times more robust than IBM cloud functions. They essentially do the same thing, but AWS works. AWS is stable. we have had epic failures with cloud functions. Support was horrible. We literally had an open ticket with them for 2 months and it literally went nowhere. They said it could do 100 calls a minute. We proved over and over that we couldn't get above 20 without getting failures. They had NO explanation whatsoever. The ticket got closed because we were tired of asking them questions and getting no understandable or usable response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Cloud9

  • It is a tool that has allowed us to optimize the life cycle of the projects since it is excellent for this because you can share code from one department to another quickly.
  • It allows to always be able to access the code from any device, at any time.
  • Save time in the installation of an IDE, plugins, compilers, etc.
  • It is ideal to use with other AWS tools since they have a great synergy, like CodeBuild, CodeCommit, CodeStar, etc.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • It directly affected our expenses since we do not need to deploy and maintain a set of separate applications.
  • It allowed us to pay for only the amount of time cloud functions run.
  • It saved on maintenance and monitoring of the applications it replaced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Cloud9

General

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

AWS Cloud9 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Functions

General

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

IBM Cloud Functions Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Cloud Functions Rate$0.000171
API Gateway RateFree
  1. per second of execution
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Cloud9
8.7
IBM Cloud Functions
6.1

Usability

AWS Cloud9
7.8
IBM Cloud Functions

Support Rating

AWS Cloud9
9.2
IBM Cloud Functions

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