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IBM Cloud Databases

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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.5 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 SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere is better than not using a database, let's be clear there! However, I wouldn't pick it as my first or even second or third choice. I'd recommend looking at other options. Largely, it appears less powerful both in terms of its robustness and general performance and in its implementation of SQL. The standard Sybase utilities provided are lacking in basic features, and the interactive SQL utility is quite horrendous. However, the great thing is it is an ODBC-compliant SQL-compliant relational database.
David Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

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

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 SQL Anywhere

  • It queries large set of data and has a speedy run time.
  • With the rate at which data is going with Internet of All things, SQL Anywhere cuts across database applications outside of traditional data centers in which department data's are stored.
  • The amazing thing about SQL Anywhere is the relational standard it maintains as a structured language that works across any DB. Yes, you might need to adopt some changes within the environment DB you are working; however, its important to know SQL itself to help archive data goals.
Nosa W.I | 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 SQL Anywhere

  • User interface is a little bit outdated
  • May have some issues in connecting to different versions
  • When syntax check enabled, the editor could be slow
Orhan Ors | 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 SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Ease of use, relationship to existing software's used in house and familiarity with the product
Jeff Hieber | 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 SQL Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 SQL Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 SQL Anywhere

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 SQL Anywhere

As compared to others, SAP SQL Anywhere requires much less effort to install, setup and manage, and the support team from SAP is always there. You have very good support for this DB as many experts have improved the documentation which are easy to accumulate for your team..small and regular queries to execute are running flawlessly with speedy performance.
Pradeep Bele | 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 SQL Anywhere

  • According to its pricing the ROI they provide is very remarkable.
  • They reduce the cost of setup for own DB.
  • It reduces the time and services required for maintenance of data.
aniket tiwari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Databases

General

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

SAP SQL Anywhere

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 SQL Anywhere
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Databases
9.9
SAP SQL Anywhere
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Databases
8.8
SAP SQL Anywhere

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Databases
9.3
SAP SQL Anywhere

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