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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    7.8

    IBM Cloud Databases

    78%

    Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Databases ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    7.7
    77%
    75 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database scalability

    7.7
    77%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated backups

    8.2
    82%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    8.4
    84%
    81 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    7.2
    72%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    7.5
    75%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Databases is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.7

    IBM Cloud Databases

    77%
    92 Ratings
    9.1

    Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    IBM Cloud Databases

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    IBM Cloud Databases

    86%
    5 Ratings
    7.3

    Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

    73%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.9

    IBM Cloud Databases

    99%
    15 Ratings

    Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    I think the best use case for using IBM Cloud Databases is when other products in the IBM Cloud ecosystem are being used. It works very well when computing is being used, or any other IBM cloud products really. I could also see these products being really useful in any scenario where a managed database is wanted with little overhead to set it up and manage it.
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    Oracle

    If your company's value is not increased by maintaining databases, you should use the ATP.
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    Pros

    IBM

    • The ease of setup was effortless. For anyone with development experience, a few simple questions such as name and login data will get you set up.
    • The web application to manage cluster settings, billing settings and even introspect the data was simple and most importantly worked all the time. This can not always be said for web interfaces of other products.
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    Oracle

    • Quick and simple to deploy (less than 5 steps to create a new instance)
    • No administrative tasks (backup, re-sizing) required
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    Cons

    IBM

    • Better cost reports, before just increasing to another tier, thus increasing the price. This is critical for early stage startups, where budget is tight.
    • Add more data center options. As a comparison, a similar service, Aiven.io has dozen more options than Compose (basically all big cloud providers). We moved from AWS to Digital Ocean, which made us stop using Compose, since Compose forces us to be either on IBM or AWS.
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    Oracle

    • Connectivity between ATP and Oracle Kuberentes Engine cluster seems to drop randomly
    • The ATP could come in an even smaller shape as the smallest shape is already quite big . But if must be more than always free, as that version does have connectivity limitations about 20 connections
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Databases

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Databases editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

      Starting Price

      $1.34 OCPU Per Hour

      Editions & Modules

      Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Transaction Processing$1.341
      Exadata Storage$118.402

      Footnotes

      1. OCPU Per Hour
      2. Per Terabyte Per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      IBM is our trusted partner which never failed to meet our expectations. Stability, efficiency, usability and security is a must have for our business which is fully provided by IBM Cloud Databases
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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      IBM

      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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      Oracle

      You get almost all the features of Oracle Database, including the ability to deploy APEX applications, without having to worry about system, storage or database configuration and maintenance, backups, etc. Also, you can start for free and move up adding resources as you need.
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      Support Rating

      IBM

      Support is helpful enough, but we haven't always had questions answered in a satisfactory manner. At one time we realized that Compose had stopped taking database snapshots on its two-per-day schedule, and had in fact not taken one for many days. Support recognized the problem and it was fixed, but the lack of proactive checks and the inability to share exactly what happened has caused us to look elsewhere for production work loads
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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      The reason why I choose IBM Cloud Databases is that the IBM cloud toolset is already being used in other functions of the company and by using IBM Cloud Databases, the other cloud tools are better embedded and integrated. If the company is set to use amazon tools, I would go for rds.
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      Oracle

      Both Azure SQL Database and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing offer a powerful and robust database platform. The advantage of Autonomous Transaction Processing is the ability to host APEX applications for free and without any special/complicated deployment or configuration process. Having a rapid development environment embedded for free was the main advantage for choosing Oracle as my cloud database provider.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • Prove use cases prior to administering entire platform, obtain ROI faster
      • Able to achieve the technological components of our advanced analytics team without full scale purchase of AI platform
      • Developed several studies to prove out cloud Db value, speed to deploy
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      Oracle

      • Approx 100 times faster spin up than manual setup of an Oracle DB
      • 3h annual maintenance for big version releases (18c to 19c) compared to est. 500h annual maintenance with manual database updates
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