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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nomad

Nomad is well suited for organizations who wish to tackle the problem of cloud computing with as little opinion as possible. Where competing tools like Kubernetes limit the concept of "batteries included," Nomad relies on engineers understanding the missing components and filling them in as necessary. The benefit of Nomad is the ability to build a system out of small pieces with the cost of having more complexity at a system level compared to alternatives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Code Engine

It is very well suited for anything that can be put into a container, especially if horizontal scaling is possible with the product you are building. It just works.
Also, [it is well suited] to quickly push things into production, as there is not much ceremony. Just push a container, create application and off you go. Also, it's very appropriate with uneven loads as it easily scales both up and down.
It is less appropriate when [you are using] a static computer or to retain data somehow and you don't want to use network storage of some kind or database (just save things locally).
Sverrir Valgeirsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Nomad
IBM Cloud Code Engine
7.5
Scalability
Nomad
IBM Cloud Code Engine
7.5
Services-enabled integration
Nomad
IBM Cloud Code Engine
7.5

Pros

Nomad

  • Nomad is incredibly simple by nature, following the Linux philosophy of doing one thing great. That one thing for Nomad is job scheduling.
  • Nomad is a modern tool, written in Go with a large community and maintained by HashiCorp.
  • Implementation of Nomad is very simple since it is a single binary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Code Engine

  • Better insight details
  • Better engagement
  • Pay as u go
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nomad

  • Nomad only handles one part of a full platform. Expertise and vision are required in implementing an entire system that is functional enough for an organization to rely on. This includes other tools to handle things like secrets, service discovery, network routing, etc.
  • Nomad is delayed in some modern functionality, like features for service-mesh and open tracing. These features are on the tool's roadmap, but there's currently no native support. These paradigms can be established still, but require more expertise outside of Nomad itself.
  • Nomad is not the leading tool for this space, and as such risks being left behind by tools with much greater support, such as Kubernetes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Code Engine

  • It is limited to 100 apps per project
  • It is limited to 100 jobs per project
  • The total combination for all of the apps and jobs cannot exceed 256 GB of memory
KARANKUMAR AGRAWAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nomad

Nomad's primary competitor is Kubernetes, specifically its scheduling component. Kubernetes is a much more complete system that will handle more things than job scheduling, including service discovery, secrets management, and service routing. There also exists a much larger community support for Kubernetes vs Nomad. One might say Kubernetes is the safer choice between the two. Kubernetes is the complete "operating system" for cloud computing, but with it includes complexities that are "Kubernetes" specific. The decision really comes down to a mindset of monolith vs components. With Kubernetes, I would argue you choose the entire system as a whole. With Nomad, you design your system piece by piece. There is no wrong answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Code Engine

Haven't used any alternatives yet.
Yatharth Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nomad

  • Nomad has allowed our organization to deploy quicker and more frequently with a lower failure rate.
  • Nomad has brought in consistency from an operations perspective.
  • Nomad's performance allows us to scale infinitely while providing functionality that reduces mean time to repair (canary deploys, versioning, rollbacks, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Code Engine

  • [One] positive is that we have one tool to learn (and a simple one) for all kinds of deployment. We need less people to maintain the system.
  • We have saved a lot of time on trouble shooting. It's clear how it works. It's "just" kubernetes..
Sverrir Valgeirsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Nomad

IBM Cloud Code Engine

Pricing Details

Nomad

General

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

Nomad Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$5001
Business$2,0001
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Code Engine

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
0.000032 | 0.0000033 | 0.50/1M*

* vCPU-sec | GB-sec | HTTP Calls

IBM Cloud Code Engine Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nomad
10.0
IBM Cloud Code Engine
8.0

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