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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudinary

Cloudinary handles pretty much anything you have related to images. From serving them up efficiently to adding transformations on the fly, there's really little this service doesn't do. Their pricing plans allow you to grow into the right levels and their website dashboards are very helpful. I would easily recommend this for all but the simplest of use cases.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is well suited for SaaS models.
Bhaskara Rudraraju | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Ease of building user interfaces
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.7
Scalability
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.5
Platform management overhead
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Workflow engine capability
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.3
Platform access control
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Services-enabled integration
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Development environment creation
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Development environment replication
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Issue monitoring and notification
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
6.3
Issue recovery
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
7.3
Upgrades and platform fixes
Cloudinary
IBM Cloud Private
8.2

Pros

Cloudinary

  • Cloudinary is the best in the market for photo and video transformations.
  • Cloudinary takes customer's requests for special features and implements them very quickly.
Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

  • On-Demand Capacity
  • Easy to use UI
  • Faster VM provisioning for rapid deployments
  • Support for newest technologies such as Kubernetes
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudinary

  • Their API does require URLs that can get quite lengthy and not always easy to parse on sight.
  • Documentation on how transformations work and what they actually do to your image could be clearer (what does force_strip actually mean?).
  • Although a free tier exists and is quite generous, should you need to acquire a premium plan for your needs the pricing at scale can climb quickly.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

  • The UI was a little confusing at first after the shift from BlueMix.
  • There could be better support and examples for deploying SOAP services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudinary

Cloudinary 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Team responds in very reasonable time. I would say, support is good overall.
Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cloudinary

Cloudinary seemed to be the most sophisticated with the most documentation and platform support. Other solutions seemed to be a lot harder to implement, however, due to the good documentation and API samples on their GitHub we were able to implement it nicely. Additionally, they have a lot of really well-known brands using them like Wired, Sky News, and eBay which gave us a lot of confidence that this was a good robust solution to use and to help others with
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

Blue Box is more user-friendly and better meets organizational needs.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudinary

  • Images are essential to our product and using Cloudinary has allowed us to serve them up in a cost-effective and efficient way. Not having to worry about your images frees you up to tackle the real challenges for your product.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

  • The IBM Cloud Private option will definitely provide a valuable ROI as we move forward with application modernization.
  • ICP will help move our company forward and enable the company transition into a hybrid cloud environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloudinary

General

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

IBM Cloud Private

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudinary
9.0
IBM Cloud Private
7.4

Support Rating

Cloudinary
9.0
IBM Cloud Private

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