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Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    7.8

    IBM Cloud Databases

    78%

    Presto

    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

    • Presto is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.7

    IBM Cloud Databases

    77%
    92 Ratings
    7.8

    Presto

    78%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    IBM Cloud Databases

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Presto

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    IBM Cloud Databases

    86%
    5 Ratings

    Presto

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.9

    IBM Cloud Databases

    99%
    15 Ratings

    Presto

    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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    Open Source

    Presto is for interactive simple queries, where Hive is for reliable processing. If you have a fact-dim join, presto is great..however for fact-fact joins presto is not the solution.. Presto is a great replacement for proprietary technology like Vertica
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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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    Open Source

    • Linking, embedding links and adding images is easy enough.
    • Once you have become familiar with the interface, Presto becomes very quick & easy to use (but, you have to practice & repeat to know what you are doing - it is not as intuitive as one would hope).
    • Organizing & design is fairly simple with click & drag parameters.
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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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    Open Source

    • Presto was not designed for large fact fact joins. This is by design as presto does not leverage disk and used memory for processing which in turn makes it fast.. However, this is a tradeoff..in an ideal world, people would like to use one system for all their use cases, and presto should get exhaustive by solving this problem.
    • Resource allocation is not similar to YARN and presto has a priority queue based query resource allocation..so a query that takes long takes longer...this might be alleviated by giving some more control back to the user to define priority/override.
    • UDF Support is not available in presto. You will have to write your own functions..while this is good for performance, it comes at a huge overhead of building exclusively for presto and not being interoperable with other systems like Hive, SparkSQL etc.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Databases

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Databases editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Presto

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Presto 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

        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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        Open Source

        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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        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Open Source

        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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        Open Source

        Presto is good for a templated design appeal. You cannot be too creative via this interface - but, the layout and options make the finalized visual product appealing to customers. The other design products I use are for different purposes and not really comparable to Presto.
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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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        Open Source

        • Presto has helped scale Uber's interactive data needs. We have migrated a lot out of proprietary tech like Vertica.
        • Presto has helped build data driven applications on its stack than maintain a separate online/offline stack.
        • Presto has helped us build data exploration tools by leveraging it's power of interactive and is immensely valuable for data scientists.
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