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IBM Cloud Databases

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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Databases

If you are on IBM Cloud, then using IBM Cloud Databases is an obvious choice. It is natively available and offers a wide range of different database products that would cover most common use cases. If you are not on IBM Cloud but are interested to use the databases offered, such as MongoDB, it is still a viable option as sometimes it can be more cost effective compared to alternatives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

If your company's value is not increased by maintaining databases, you should use the ATP.
Peter Merkert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

IBM Cloud Databases
8.3
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Automatic software patching
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Database scalability
IBM Cloud Databases
8.2
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Automated backups
IBM Cloud Databases
8.7
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Database security provisions
IBM Cloud Databases
8.4
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Monitoring and metrics
IBM Cloud Databases
7.4
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
Automatic host deployment
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

Pros

IBM Cloud Databases

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

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

Cons

IBM Cloud Databases

  • 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.
Alfred Reinold Baudisch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

  • 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
Peter Merkert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.9
Based on 4 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

No score
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Usability

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 8.8
Based on 5 answers
In total, IBM Compose has a great interface with only minor flaws, which don't distract from the overall great usability both on desktops and mobile devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Databases

IBM Cloud Databases 9.3
Based on 11 answers
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
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Databases

We did not use IBM professional services. We had sufficient in-house expertise for the implementation; we found it relatively straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Databases

We already had existing contracts with IBM and Microsoft, so those made the most sense to verify. Both are good options for data storage. Since much of our existing Dbs are IBM related, we stuck with IBM cloud dbs, just so that the SQL code would port well. Additionally, we needed co-location of our data with the analytics platform we developed, and so that made IBM a better option.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

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.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Databases

  • It is difficult to determine for this use case, as it is a new use case, and not yet fully scaled-out in the market. Costs have and are projected to be more than acceptable, and at a welcome reduction from the previous Compose cost structure.
Jon Tara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

  • 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
Peter Merkert | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Databases

General

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

IBM Cloud Databases Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Editions & Modules

Edition
Transaction Processing$1.341
Exadata Storage$118.402
  1. OCPU Per Hour
  2. Per Terabyte Per month
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.oracle.com/cloud/cost-estimator.html

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Databases
7.9
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Databases
9.9
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

Usability

IBM Cloud Databases
8.8
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing
7.3

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Databases
9.3
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

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