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IBM Cloud Databases

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Score 8.7 out of 100

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 HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud has been very beneficial to our client, as it has significantly improved the performance of the system. Also accessing the data efficiently and processing it to help us make critical decisions resulted in smooth and structured business. The high complexity and difficulties pertaining to maintaining an on-premises database solution has greatly been reduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

IBM Cloud Databases
8.3
SAP HANA Cloud
Automatic software patching
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
SAP HANA Cloud
Database scalability
IBM Cloud Databases
8.2
SAP HANA Cloud
Automated backups
IBM Cloud Databases
8.7
SAP HANA Cloud
Database security provisions
IBM Cloud Databases
8.4
SAP HANA Cloud
Monitoring and metrics
IBM Cloud Databases
7.4
SAP HANA Cloud
Automatic host deployment
IBM Cloud Databases
8.6
SAP HANA Cloud

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 HANA Cloud

  • Enables high-speed, anytime access to data.
  • Helps reduce data duplication with virtualization and SAP HANA smart data access.
  • Easy to scale up and down, fully manageable as a service.
Anonymous | 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 HANA Cloud

  • SAP HANA Cloud is a database as a service and has some growth and maturity to go through before it is as powerful as the on-premises HANA database.
  • As a cloud tool, it has some of the drawbacks of the cloud around governance and ownership of data, which may not be ideal for some situations and some clients due to legal/regulatory regimes.
Anonymous | 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 HANA Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Usability has been solid sofar, as well as the ease of setting up the SAP HANA Cloud instance. If you are a current user of HANA on-prem, you should feel straight at home.
Dick Groenhof | 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 HANA Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud 6.4
Based on 1 answer
As we haven't used the support for SAP HANA Cloud yet, we can't really comment on this. The documentation however has helped us a lot.
Dick Groenhof | 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 HANA Cloud

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 HANA Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is a SaaS solution by SAP for business intelligence (BI).SAP HANA Cloud doesn't require a separate license to use its analytical features, it also provides live data access through various transactions and platforms, it also allows to create various stories and dashboards on live data and non-SAP data.SAP HANA Cloud provides out of the box integration with various SAP applications such as concur, fibreglass, OData, etc. with minimum steps and configuration changes, it also provides ease of navigation between the analytical data and transactional applications / dataSAP HANA Cloud enables us to easily access launchpad, allows us to easily set up users and requirements while integrating it with AI, ML and RPA to improve on performance.
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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 HANA Cloud

  • Positive - SaaS based offering with managed upgrades and patches. Less IT effort on customer's part.
  • Positive - Performance is storing, retrieving and reporting data.
  • Positive - Extensibility is supported in several ways as SAP product landscape is largely centered around SAP HANA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Databases

General

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

SAP HANA Cloud

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 HANA Cloud
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Databases
9.9
SAP HANA Cloud

Usability

IBM Cloud Databases
8.8
SAP HANA Cloud
7.3

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Databases
9.3
SAP HANA Cloud
6.4

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