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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Managed Istio ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

4.0

IBM Cloud Functions

40%
7.9

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

79%
IBM Cloud Managed Istio ranks higher in 11/11 features

Scalability

4.0
40%
7 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
5 Ratings

Platform management overhead

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
5 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Platform access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Development environment creation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Development environment replication

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Issue recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Managed Istio is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

3.0

IBM Cloud Functions

30%
7 Ratings
8.5

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

85%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Functions

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

64%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

IBM Cloud Functions [is] not the worse product on the IBM cloud. I decided to write this review as I thought it would be balanced. I would still use functions to set up a serverless architecture where execution time is pretty quick and the code is relatively simple. I wouldn't use IBM Cloud Functions for async calls obviously, as costs could be higher. The functions documentation is lacking in terms of CI/CD, and there are unexplainable errors occurring - like the network connection that I mentioned. So I wouldn't just rely on IBM Cloud Functions too much for the entire system, but make sure it's diversified.
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IBM

Clearly, the [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] tool is very useful when you have multiple services and each service is connecting with other services through APIs in different networks. To manage this type of complex network, [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] is very useful. It comes with a license that can increase the billing of your project so make sure if your application network mesh, monitoring cannot be managed on your own then you can use it. If your application is not very complex then you have many tools available like Grafana, Prometheus, Sumo Logic, which you can integrate individually with your cluster and implement. In this type of scenario, it is better to not use [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] and it will serve your purpose as well.
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Pros

IBM

  • Great substitute for a simple API calls to run non-complicated code.
  • Easy way to run Python/Java/Javascript to get something done.
  • File validation.
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IBM

  • Layers transparently onto existing applications
  • Allows control of access and rules to be developed
  • Creates metrics for usage
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Cons

IBM

  • 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
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IBM

  • Some more functionalities added could improve it better.
  • Better technical user guidance.
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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Functions

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Functions editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic Cloud Functions Rate$0.000171
API Gateway RateFree2

Footnotes

  1. per second of execution
  2. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Managed Istio 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

    Pricing Info

    Support Rating

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    IBM

    Training and usage support available
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    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    • ICF is a lightweight service and does not require runtime configurations
    • Scalable on demand and hence there is no need to pay for runtime costs
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    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • 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.
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    IBM

    • It reduced the complexity of network mesh (ingress/egress services).
    • One tool with many solutions. No need to integrate monitoring tools or notification tools.
    • It reduced the number of lines of YAML code.
    • It reduced the number of labor hours.
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