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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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

High-performance, high-concurrency transactions are well suited for ASE. ASE is lacking some features in my opinion such as history tables, however there are ways to implement them via workarounds or by using Replication Server. I do think the way the ASE parser and optimizer works are far superior to other products as it is a true cost-based optimizer and the order of the tables in the FROM clause does not really matter although a good SQL coder will place the tables in a meaningful order to make the SQL more readable. ASE is good for applications that require high availability and can be used for mission critical systems.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

IBM Cloud Databases
8.3
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
Automatic software patching
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
Database scalability
IBM Cloud Databases
8.2
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
Automated backups
IBM Cloud Databases
8.7
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
Database security provisions
IBM Cloud Databases
8.4
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
Monitoring and metrics
IBM Cloud Databases
7.4
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
Automatic host deployment
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

  • Easy to setup and maintain
  • Reliable, rarely has major hiccups requiring reboots or crashes
  • Very responsive with complicated queries spanning various tablespaces and hundreds of millions of rows
Zhann Goloborodko | 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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

  • Full database encryption - need to utilize external keys vs internal - for better separation of duties.
  • History Tables.
Gene Baker | 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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our licenses are perpetual. It is the support that we will be renewing. We will renew because we continue to use and receive value from the product.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It does almost everything we need and for the things it doesn't do natively, we are still able to do using other features. For example, natively history tables weren't supported but we were able to create them using triggers.
Gene Baker | 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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Incredibly responsive, saving us countless hours in troubleshooting.
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

Much less effort than Oracle. Much better customer support than Oracle.Roughly equivalent to SQL Server in performance and ease of use. Much better customer service than SQL Server.Different ballpark from IQ. Same customer service.
Zhann Goloborodko | 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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

  • Negative - Costs a lot ... but so do they all.
  • Positive - It does what we need it to do.
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Databases

General

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

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Databases
7.9
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Databases
9.9
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Databases
8.8
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
9.0

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Databases
9.3
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), legacy
9.6

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