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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Foundry

Well Suited:- Development of information architecture/library. It enables better classification/taxonomy, leading to more intuitive findability.- Dialog design and content retrieval for virtual agents. (e.g. a virtual agent whose content offerings are not hard-coded into the response fields, but instead require crawling/drawing from other pages/libraries)Not Well Suited:- Annotation/labeling/clustering of information that will be retrieved using a different search/query service.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

These functions are good if you are trying to diminish the overhead of API maintenance and support. Not too difficult to build and deploy. Good for doing model inference, or data validation. This is not good for doing tasks that take a long time. Not good for high compute and not good for things you are doing multiple times a minute.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

IBM Cloud Foundry
7.9
IBM Cloud Functions
7.4
Ease of building user interfaces
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.8
IBM Cloud Functions
Scalability
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
IBM Cloud Functions
7.4
Platform management overhead
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
IBM Cloud Functions
Workflow engine capability
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
IBM Cloud Functions
Platform access control
IBM Cloud Foundry
10.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Services-enabled integration
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.5
IBM Cloud Functions
Development environment creation
IBM Cloud Foundry
9.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Development environment replication
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Issue monitoring and notification
IBM Cloud Foundry
5.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Issue recovery
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
IBM Cloud Functions
Upgrades and platform fixes
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.8
IBM Cloud Functions

Pros

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Keeps things more standardized, ring fenced and thus easier for the end user to use
  • Open source, allowing for a wide group for education, auto and support
  • Developing at pace to keep up with the ever changing needs of the industry from on / off premise, public and private
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • ICF is a cost-effective solution when it comes to a cloud-based solution. We used Spring Boot Micro-services previously but it was costly because the application is continuously running and hence incurs operating costs even if the services are not used by the application.
  • It scales very well and without too many manual interventions from the developers or support team. This is very useful when we have applications catering to large user bases like a chatbot or payment wallet.
  • The ICF also works well in high demand data processing based on events (i.e. in a virtual agent platform) Whenever we receive a new chat request, the ICF can trigger sentiment analysis to analyze the chats.
Badheka, Amit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Sometimes the API Connect GUIs don't cleanly disengage after attaching models or updating schema and it is hard to know what has been written successfully and which (if any) models or tables were missed. I shouldn't have to manually check through a list of 377 models to find the ones in and out of a list on either models, folder or database tables. Printing a summary even in logs which did a "diff" sort of thing between 'task-set' and 'task-completed' (referring to attaching models or updating schema as tasks here as 'tasks').
  • Provide access to Postgres Database in Sydney datacentre for Australia.
  • Clearer documentation around setting up a secure (referring to SSL and certificate setup here) server on eg, chubby1.au-sydney.mybluemix.net.
  • Allow a ramp in pricing onto the Blockchains. We will not be able to afford it until quite a few years into production, even if we launch successfully.
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • Billing can be a hassle, not the most responsive customer service/support team
  • Handles & executes most functionalities, but other platforms offer more scalability if you're seeking consistent and stable growth
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud Foundry

I like when the provider offers cloud deployment via standard orchestration mechanisms (like Docker, Kubernetes, DCOS) This is currently well covered by Azure. Amazon also has good flexibility (supports Kubernetes, DCOS). It's good that Bluemix added support for Docker and Kubernetes, but addition of DCOS would be great to complete the offering.
Wojciech Kaminski | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

AWS Lambda is 100 times more robust than IBM cloud functions. They essentially do the same thing, but AWS works. AWS is stable. we have had epic failures with cloud functions. Support was horrible. We literally had an open ticket with them for 2 months and it literally went nowhere. They said it could do 100 calls a minute. We proved over and over that we couldn't get above 20 without getting failures. They had NO explanation whatsoever. The ticket got closed because we were tired of asking them questions and getting no understandable or usable response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Bluemix has allowed me to effectively serve the App industry more recently, especially with the new visual design implemented recently.
  • BlueMix offers a lot more customization of the Platform, rather than Infrastructure, giving me a big edge over other companies offering only AWS or Azure cloud services, and brings a lot more apparent value to my business.
  • The additional features, especially the Watson service subset offers a HUGE range of new and innovative technologies, especially in the realm of AI, that encourages my clients to test out new potential features, which leads to more sales as they increase there platform size and capability.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Functions

  • It directly affected our expenses since we do not need to deploy and maintain a set of separate applications.
  • It allowed us to pay for only the amount of time cloud functions run.
  • It saved on maintenance and monitoring of the applications it replaced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Foundry

General

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

IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

Edition
Community Runtimes$0.071
  1. Per GBH
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Functions

General

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

IBM Cloud Functions Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Cloud Functions Rate$0.000171
API Gateway RateFree
  1. per second of execution
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
IBM Cloud Functions
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0
IBM Cloud Functions

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