IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Customer Verified
Top Rated
TRUE
Top Rated
TRUE
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Overview

Reviews

One Storage Dev

10
[IBM Cloud Object Storage] provides agile access from cloud environments such as applications and backups, security, and access from …

Good place to start

7
I have used it for completing the IBM AI course which helped me learn AI and computing.
Read full review

The IBM way

10
I am new to Cloud services and I feel the experience is very user-friendly and a lot of options are available for even a free user. So far …
Read full review

The best data storage option!!

10
As we work in information technology department, there is a lot of unstructured data in our organization to manage and to store it IBM …
Read full review

Very Efficient and Simple Storage Environment

8
We used IBM Cloud Object Storage to store large files which were based on assets such as JSON files, batches of photos, and trained …
Read full review

A great service and good value for money.

10
I am creating my own pipeline for some bioinformatics analysis and IBM Watson studio comes in handy when I need high computing resources …
Read full review

Popular Features

View all 5 features

Security controls (120)

8.7
87%

Dynamic scaling (116)

8.3
83%

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (114)

8.2
82%

Monitoring tools (114)

7.8
78%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

View all pros & cons

Pricing

View all pricing

Lite Plan

Free

Cloud
Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

Standard Plan

There is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use

Cloud
For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.1
81%

Product Details

What is IBM Cloud Object Storage?

IBM Cloud Object Storage makes it possible to store practically limitless amounts of data, simply and cost effectively. It is commonly used as storage for web sites and mobile applications, data archiving and backup, enterprise file services, and analytics. Flexible storage class tiers with a policy-based archive lets users effectively manage costs while meeting data access needs. The integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option makes it easy to transfer data to and from Cloud Object Storage, and query-in-place functionality supports running analytics directly on users' data.

Features

Storage classes. Effectively manage costs while meeting data access needs. Storage class tiers are available for active (Standard), cool (Vault), cold (Cold Vault) and dynamic (Flex) data

Archive. Apply an age-based archive policy to move objects from any storage class to long term, lower-cost storage

Resiliency options. Meet availability and resiliency needs. Options include Cross Region, Regional or Single Data Center

Integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer. Quickly transfer data to and from IBM Cloud Object Storage with no cost for data ingress

Query-in-place. Run analytics directly on data at rest using IBM SQL Query

Data durability. Designed for 99.999999999-percent data durability

Encryption. Leverage server-side encryption. Optionally manage encryption keys or use IBM Key Protect

Identity and Access Management. Manage access control using role-based policies

IBM Cloud Object Storage Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Features

  • Supported: Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
  • Supported: Dynamic scaling
  • Supported: Elastic load balancing
  • Supported: Monitoring tools
  • Supported: Security controls

Additional Features

  • Supported: Flexibe Storage Class Tiers
  • Supported: Policy-based archive
  • Supported: Integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option
  • Supported: Query data in place
  • Supported: Access Management and Permissions
  • Supported: SDKs

IBM Cloud Object Storage Screenshots

Setting upCreating Storage BucketsAccess ManagementCreate, Add and Manage Storage BucketsUpload DataUsage Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage Video

Object storage enables you to store large amounts of data in a highly scalable manner. Whether you have a server, web application, or a back-up requirement, you can easily store your data with object storage using REST APIs.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Integrations

IBM Cloud Object Storage Competitors

IBM Cloud Object Storage Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

Alternatives

View all alternatives

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IBM Cloud Object Storage?

IBM Cloud Object Storage is an IBM Cloud product in the endpoint backup and IaaS categories. It is commonly used for data archiving and backup, for web and mobile applications, and as scalable, persistent storage for analytics.

What is IBM Cloud Object Storage's best feature?

Reviewers rate Security controls highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses IBM Cloud Object Storage?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Object Storage are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

(1-25 of 438)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Rashma Peniza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Overall my experience with IBM Cloud Object Storage has been very outstanding for four years now. I appreciate the highly trained, experienced, supportive, and proactive 24.7 customer support team for making time for us whenever we have any issues. Security is excellent, built-in encryption and policy enable lockable WORM storage. We are able to access data concurrently from any location. It provides automatic failover, data rebuild, auto-expansion, and rebalancing.
  • Scale performance and capacity from terabytes to exabytes.
  • Security built-in encryption and policy enable lockable WORM storage.
  • I love the support team which is supportive and proactive 24/7.
  • Delivers geo-protected data with Information Dispersal Algorithm (IDA) efficiency, available as software-only or fully supported appliances solutions.
  • Enhanced file access.
  • The online documentation needs reviewing and adding more details to it.
  • Cost sometimes can be an issue between multiple regions.
IBM Cloud Object Storage is a well-suited platform for both huge and medium enterprises when a company needs to store data and access data fast in a secure way. It has a lot of robust features, and I would greatly recommend it to someone who is about to start their Cloud journey because of its flexibility, easy learning curve, and easy to use, User-friendly Interface.
IBM Cloud SQL allows us to access a variety of information from databases, including information about products, stocks, orders, and makes the retrieval, sorting, and analysis of this data much easier. Also, we are able to combine data from several data sources. A table usually displays data that it stores. View records that meet our criteria.
MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I have used IBM Cloud for several companies as an example of performance in handling data of different nature. I have applied it mainly in the analysis of sales of commercial chains and the restocking of their stores, both with great results. The main impact is noted in the response time to prepare the queries and for subsequent operations with the data.
  • importing excel files
  • importing format and coma separated text files
  • uploading data in less time than expected
  • retail sales (comercial)
  • juice extractor plant's performance (industrial)
  • diabetes statistics (medical)
for Data Analitycs, using IBM Cloud storage millions or records, and scanning them in milliseconds for Machine Learning, providing a robust connection during Machine Learning training and after it with results for Infographics, very easy for joining with other IBM modules ([especially]), it [shows affinity] with other apps (third partners)
I know it but have used very little in my work yet. I hope in the very near future to find the opportunity to dedicate more time to the experimentation of this facility and to recognize its requirements and advantages, then to be able to get more out of the IBM Cloud for my clients and organizations.
Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I find IBM Cloud [Object] Storage as a very cost-effective solution. I would greatly recommend it to someone who is about to start their cloud journey because of its flexibility in learning and easy-to-use interface. It is highly scalable as compared to traditional storage which is there on the market and it also can store up to a large petabyte & exabytes of data. Our organization uses the IBM Watson Assistance chatbot to help our customers better guide through our website. It greatly helps by solving our real-time customer's issues with ease. A few issues we faced while running the services were adding multiple concurrent connection operations. Apart from that, it's very reliable and a great service which IBM provides.
  • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
  • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
  • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
  • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
  • Security concerns are common with cloud-based services.
  • Offloading maintenance and management to a third party offers advantages but also can limit your control over your data.
  • Delays in data transmission to and from the cloud can occur as a result of traffic congestion, especially when you use shared public internet connections.
  • Regulatory compliance
Building enterprise-grade data solutions with large teams. Where an all-in-one platform is needed to solve complex problems that require an ecosystem of tools to work together. Where IBM services already exist in the business Projects where scalability, security, and technology integration are key drivers. Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is not well suited: Small teams with small budgets may be better off using open source tools
* Solving niche industry problems that require niche solutions.
I am using IBM Cloud Object Storage to work on projects that will enable me to obtain a Data Science Certificate from Coursera in order to expand the consulting capabilities of the company. I plan to continue using it professionally in my consulting work. IBM Cloud Object Storage is awesome for storing data from web pages that you need to manipulate or display in different ways. Your data is stored with the latest security measures. The time to load your data is incredibly fast for the price point. Backup versions in the cloud are extremely valuable.
Wiliam de Faria | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use IBM Cloud Object Storage to store IBM QRadar data and be able to achieve greater connectivity between security monitoring tools. besides being easy to set up and powerful in storage able to keep the data safely and efficiently and be able to admony the machines and data bucket in a single environment
  • integral data storage ecosystem
  • data security and backup storage efficiency
  • Maximize performance
  • simpler creation template
  • more visible execution status
more suitable for storing structured information and logs and less suitable for big data
I don't need to use
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
[IBM Cloud Object Storage] is utilized in our IT department, most specifically. I have found it [to be] a convenient and advanced tool for data storage as well as for the management of the data lifecycle. It is a solution that is great for data recovery, storage, cost-effectiveness, and time saver. A scalable tool that has the propensity to store massive files of petabyte data.
  • IBM [Cloud Object Storage] is great for the data [storage]. Even [with] bulky files and we can [still] get access to those data files without facing any complex or perplexing situations.
  • It is a scalable tool, and has made it easy for us to scale our data as the volume of our files increases.
  • It is a highly protective and secure platform, and our company’s secrecy is maintained with it.
  • It provides details of the usage.
  • I am not content with its collaboration feature.
  • Sharing data is not easy, and should be improved.
  • The condition to get access to IBM cloud storage by only utilizing an IBM Cloud account is a bit unsatisfying for us.
It is not good for individual users, but [for] organization[s], it is just perfect for data [storage]. For company data, one needs for a secure, reliable tool that would protect important files. It is cost-effective, so a company can easily afford it. As far as IBM is concerned, [they have] always been a name of trust for us.
It is the most important feature for our company as it helps in analyzing the data in a swift demeanor. [With] IBM [Cloud Object] Storage, we can look for the required data within the storage using it. SQL Query is a feature to facilitate data exploration, and it is performing its task in a highly efficient way.
Iqra Usman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
My research department requires powerful and fast machines set up to run the sensitive medical gadget algorithms code. Only we rely on IBM [Cloud Object Storage], and it offers us cloud application data storage that is able to perform and respond in quick speed and efficiency. We know our data is secured with IBM [Cloud Object Storage] and love the high bandwidth for fast remote access with [a] higher level of security. Normally we are [avoiding making] deletion mistakes, but humans [are] always present during research and codes modification.
  • Privacy and security is key of success
  • Always ready to serve with high bandwidth speedy actions
  • Best cloud storage for working teams and all members work[ing] on [the] same project from different locations
  • Best for medium/small size organizations with balanced integrated system
  • Documentation need revisions and should add more details
  • Support team requires more confidence/knowledge to understand customer problems
  • Sometime [there are] sudden delays in synchronization of data but overall it's perfect
I have been in touch with my client operation teams and my own solutions team to identify bugs and modifications in gadgets running algorithms. I never felt any issue in data access by both teams, and that has raised the overall trust level between us. In very few instances, delays occur in servers which is due to the access of multiple users at the same time, or it might be due to our internal internet services lags.
We have been using SQL queries to monitor customers' tickets on regular basis to identify workload and tracking. It helps us [create] reports, analytics, and presentations. Further, we [have] not used it in depth because [the] organization has assigned these specific tasks to HR/Audits teams and gives them full access to IBM Database for SQL queries only.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use Cloud Object Storage to store documents that are uploaded to our web application. We also use it for archiving internal files large and small, such as backups and media files. We primarily use it because there are no limitations on the amount of data we can store and because it has auto expiration features that will delete older files based on a date.
  • Stores both short term and long term files.
  • Auto scales based on our usage.
  • Auto deletes older files.
  • Searching for files by keyword could be better. Currently one can only filter by prefix.
IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for storing files that aren't accessed often. Its archiving features and pricing structure makes it an affordable solution for backing up files that we may or may not need later. And it's auto expiration feature enables you to automatically erase older data so it doesn't count against your monthly billing.
We have not used this feature.
Maulik Mendapara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Previously, we [had] servers with pre-defined configurations and resources. But when data grows, it's difficult to store and manage data, [so] we come to a solution that IBM Cloud Object Storage resolved our issue. It provides flexible services to store and maintain data with all-time availability. [No], we no need to worry about data backup and data availability for users.
  • Scalability
  • Durability
  • High availability
  • Data migration
  • As of now all features are working fine, so not much except improvements in SDK
  • Cost difference between multiple regions
IBM Cloud Object Storage is best suitable for those who want to store data with security. It provides data encryption and data security, and accessibility based on user roles. It provides different vault services [that] you can choose from based on your data access frequency. It is suitable for all organizations, as it provides the best services. Maybe if you don't want to transfer data outside of your organization, then this should [not be] your option.
IBM Cloud Object Storage provides IBM Cloud Query directly to data location. It provides a server-less architecture to run the query and filter your data when needed. IBM Cloud Query provides a cost-effective service that provides pay amount per query price. IBM Cloud query provides data formats that we can use for our requirement, which can be JSON and CSV.
Kimberly Brooke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
IBM Cloud Object Storage is used across our organization in each department to store data and transfer files. It has helped us to work on our workloads and save most of our files in a safe and secure platform. We used to lose a lot of data before we deployed this platform from unnecessary circumstances but since we deployed this tool everything has been running smoothly.
  • Data and files storage
  • Security to our organization information
  • I have not come across any potential challenge that can lead to changes.
  • There is no missing functionality.
This platform is well suited [for] data storage and cloud server services. Our data that is stored in [the] cloud servers of IBM is always safe and secure from any hackers. I have great [belief] that this is the most reliable platform with the largest storage volumes that can sustain bigger volumes of workloads. It has [a] powerful security layer that enhances maximum data and file transfer security from our servers.
The data analysis feature [has] been very helpful in giving us on-time analytics that we highly [rely] on. It has large and well-planned database services that give us the most reliable and effective cloud data services that we require. The built-in query makes it easy to search and find any information from our cloud services without wasting any time.
Lavish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use IBM Cloud Object Storage mostly in the IT department, but the finance department also has access. We use the platform to train new employees so that they get used to cloud storage services. The main reason why we opted for IBM Cloud Object Storage is that it is easy to use, access data, scale, and backing up data is also straightforward.
  • SQL Query Service is perfect
  • Backup versions in the cloud are extremely valuable.
  • It provides each and every using details, that is available online.
  • Data Storage has a limitation of 200 MB, when uploaded trough console.
  • Collaboration and sharing needs improvements
  • UI needs improvements
IBM Cloud Object Storage is suitable for many scenarios when a company needs to store and access data securely and fast. It is very convenient with its many features. The fact that it integrates with other IBM products seamlessly makes it even better.
Qamar Abbas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
IBM Cloud Object Storage provides a unique experience to store your data on IBM Server. You have to create a bucket, add your desired data in that bucket and you can store that data to IBM Cloud Object Storage, from where that data can be accessed anytime and anywhere. it really helps us to secure our data.
  • It stores data that can be retrieved anytime.
  • It provides each and every using details, that is available online.
  • New users can access the online tutorials to get better user experience.
  • Data Storage has limitation of 200 MB, when uploaded trough console.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is difficult to use properly without proper guidance
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage can be accessed only having IBM Cloud Account.
IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for the organizational level, it's less suited for individual use. It can be used better by a team in organizing their data and shifting that data on IBM Cloud Object Storage for every team member access. On an organizational level IBM Cloud Object Storage all features can be monitored easily, it would be difficult for individuals.
IBM Cloud SQL query can analyze data in a fast and quick way that [resides] in IBM storage. It's a good tool to find and examine the desired data within IBM Cloud Object Storage. It is an easy data exploration tool. It also saves time and resources in creating any query and getting answered.
Demara Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I am using IBM Cloud Object Storage to work on projects that will enable me to obtain a Data Science Certificate from Coursera in order to expand the consulting capabilities of the company. I plan to continue using it professionally in my consulting work.
  • Your data is stored with the latest security measures.
  • The time to load your data is incredibly fast for the price point.
  • Backup versions in the cloud are extremely valuable.
  • Faster load times
IBM Cloud Object Storage is awesome for storing data from webpages that you need to manipulate or display in different ways.
I haven't used this feature.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
For multinational companies, we use IBM Cloud [Object] Storage for regional and cross-region cloud storage. And that with a lot of data. We ended up "trying" IBM for having servers in specific countries and we wanted to lower the transfer times of data. This with the options to make private clouds and public clouds, to make specific files accessible, on [specific] locations based on geodata.
  • Security - We did many tests with many cloud solutions and IBM performed in the top options
  • They have a cold vault service that is perfect for backups
  • Easy to scale
  • Easy to setup with multiple devices
  • The speed, this was a important part, but we still have many desyncs.
  • Setup with specific rules and data migrations can be a hassle.
  • The UI can be daunting, it needs another look from UX perspective.
As told in the intro, it works well if you want a [globally] accessible cloud storage solution. They have servers in many locations making it great for big teamwork projects without thinking [too] much about the size because you can scale endlessly. And if you are looking for great security of data (and that is a big thing these days) then IBM has 1 of the best. Yet for us, they still are behind with the speed, and the UI is also [a] little bit outdated...Making it hard for some people to work with...In its price range we ended up with other solutions.
Yeh, we used this for web projects to create cloud-based databases for collaboration projects. And also to fetch data for creating reports with automated tools.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
With the proliferation of cloud computing, object storage is being widely adopted for the management of unstructured data, and analysts estimate that this will represent the majority of all data globally in the near future. As a researcher in machine learning, I have huge data sets I use, for example, the TUH EEG Corpus, the world’s largest publicly available database of clinical EEG data, comprising more than 25,000 EEG records and over 14,000 patients. I use this dataset in my study.
  • Affordability.
  • Cloud compatibility.
  • Storing and/or managing unstructured data.
  • I cannot think of any area IBM cloud storage needs to improve. It is a complete service - where users can store and/or manage unstructured data, build, deploy, and AI models. Complete with videos to learn about Watson Studio.
Well suited for storing and/or managing unstructured data. Object-based data storage provides the most significant advantage of unlimited scale. IBM Cloud Object Storage comes in handy here.
I haven't used the Cloud SQL query yet.
September 22, 2021

One Storage Dev

Alfonso Pereda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
[IBM Cloud Object Storage] provides agile access from cloud environments such as applications and backups, security, and access from scalable environments such as Docker or Kubernetes. It does not address any business problems.
  • Excellent storage of services as a database
  • Documents code of development
  • Sharing of applications on the cloud
  • Company data backup
The value of using this type of cloud storage is in its accessibility to any company that uses or complements other cloud services in different environments such as production and/or development.
It is a great advantage to perform data analysis tasks, applicable in data management processes stored for large volumes of data. It is applicable in areas such as Data Lake, Data Mart, and AI processes, with data stored in this storage technology.
September 07, 2021

Effective cloud storage

Carina Brooks-King LE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We are currently using the software to store business resources. Right now it’s only being used by essential staff [and] we have several classes and protocols we keep in the cloud. IBM Cloud Object Storage is perfect for keeping large files secure and easy to access.
  • Store large files
  • Organize information
  • Secures information
  • Multi user login
[IBM Cloud Object Storage] is best for organizing information and storage of documents keeping access to information that’s proprietary safe easy to access large files. We haven’t had any issues or negative experiences I will say it’s a service for medium to large size companies not really worth it for smaller entities or companies.
Yes it’s helpful when retrieving information and correlating data.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We at our organization are using Cloud Object Storage for our growth as it has helped to reduce our storage costs and accelerate data transfer. Our developers are greatly benefitting from it as it has helped them to boost their productivity a lot. With IBM's Cloud Object Storage, we are easily able to increase our scalability and hence work better.
  • Cost Effective
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability
  • Can be made more developer friendly.
  • Can be improved both in terms of User Interface and User experience and made more secure.
  • The documentation can be made better.
Based on my experience IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for cases when [a] company needs to store and access data securely and extremely fast as it data encryption and data security. It might not be appropriate for cases where you don't want to transfer data outside your organization. Otherwise, it is suitable for almost all cases.
It is highly advantageous to perform various kinds of data analysis tasks. It allows [us] to access a variety of information and also enables us to combine data from various data sources. It provides an extremely secure and flexible storage solution [that] prevents the issues associated with local storage. Looking forward to exploring more!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
This service is being used exclusively within the Computing department at the university. It is being used as an alternative to students accessing machines in person as we have students that work remotely. This significantly reduces our outgoings on high end technology as we don't need to have 300+ machines with high end specifications.
  • Runs without delay
  • Processes large amounts of data quickly
  • Accessible for users of different technical levels
  • The UI and layout of applied storage should be simplified.
  • Commercial rates should be easier to quote.
[A specific scenario where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited would be] as a replacement for any in-person processing that needs to be done. This could be anything from training a neural network down to setting up a backend for a CRUD system. It is less useful for quick projects that are more driven by time rather than long term investment into developing a secure bespoke system.
As we teach modules related to front end development and server side maintenance, this service has been very beneficial. Students have been able to utilize this service as a cloud storage solution for a variety of projects that they have worked on. This provides a secure and flexible storage solution which prevents the issues associated with localized storage.
December 22, 2021

Good place to start

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I have used it for completing the IBM AI course which helped me learn AI and computing.
  • Objects (data) in an object-storage system are accessed via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
  • You can store any number of static files on an object storage instance to be called by an API.
  • File storage
  • Block storage offers an alternative to file-based storage—one with improved efficiency and performance.
  • Linkages with thirds party ( Aure / AWS etc).
I have very limited experience as I am still evaluating for my course.
It is been beneficial, I have not used it.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We have used several IBM Cloud products. IBM Cloud Object Storage allowed us to use a solution for unstructured data storage within the ecosystem of our other products. Most systems, including ours, has significant unstructured data, so finding a scalable solution for this data, and APIs to read and write this data, was paramount.
  • Scalable unstructured data storage
  • Built-out client APIs
  • Competitive IO
  • The price
  • Better storage class management
IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for any organization that is using other products in the IBM Cloud ecosystem that need an object storage solution. This product is the one to use. If your organization does not currently use object storage, there is probably a use case that you should be using it for.
We have not used this feature.
November 18, 2021

The IBM way

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I am new to Cloud services and I feel the experience is very user-friendly and a lot of options are available for even a free user. So far loving the experience. The Object storage creation has pay-as-you-go options, a subscription option, and a free object creation option. For a learner, this is the best place to just get the feel of it.
  • We can upload files of any type
  • The default storage capacity is 25 Gb
  • We can choose even payed service for more capacity
  • Region and data centre options are available
  • On premium account you can get best support
  • I think file uploaded should be allowed to edit or modify
  • There could be more options for a free account
  • Overall no issues
We can use this as an Online repository for personal projects and can be used along with other cloud services provided by IBM cloud for having a fully working Platform as a service. This economical way of testing out our application in this near-production environment.Can be used as online storage for our personal documents.
Still need to use this option
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
As we work in information technology department, there is a lot of unstructured data in our organization to manage and to store it IBM Cloud Storage helps us ease the process.
  • Managing unstructured data.
  • Helping us deal with lot of data with the help of multiple petabytes.
  • Accessing data on the cloud becomes easy.
  • Cost is one the major fields where IBM Cloud Storage can improve.
  • The UI of the applied storage is a bit complex.
  • Overall there are not much issues I face.
We can easily store lots (batches) of photos, JSON files and other models vis IBM Cloud Object Storage. One can try automating tasks with IBM Cloud Object Storage.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We used IBM Cloud Object Storage to store large files which were based on assets such as JSON files, batches of photos, and trained models. It is very efficient to manipulate these files. We used it also to train models and to save our projects. This software is secure and easy to access and very flexible for anyone who wants to use it.
  • Easy access
  • High security
  • Storing very large files
  • High price
  • User interface needs to be improved
  • More documentation and tutorials
[For] any company [that] wants a stable and easy environment to store their data or train models faster and more [securely], IBM Cloud Object Storage is the right choice for that. It is also compatible with Amazon Web Service S3 API, so you can migrate between both of them easily.
We didn't use this feature IBM Cloud SQL query.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I am creating my own pipeline for some bioinformatics analysis and IBM Watson studio comes in handy when I need high computing resources to train my machine learning models. There are other features of Watson studio which I am yet to explore. However, so far, I have really enjoyed using it in training my machine learning models.
  • High processing power
  • Support for AI/ Machine Learning
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Navigating the platform is cumbersome and a simplification would definitely improve user experience.
  • More tutorials on its usage in the field of bioinformatics with cancer and general OMICS data analysis.
  • Pricing should be reduced to make it affordable for many.
When you need high computing resources for a machine learning task, it is a great platform. However, for simple task, it will be most appropriate to run them on your local machine. All in all, it is a great platform that supports several needs.
I have not implemented it yet.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We were using IBM Cloud Object Storage for bulk storage solutions for data generated by research labs within the institution. We were targeting non-HIPPA data to interface easily with IBM Watson's cloud computing environment.
  • Honestly, I don't have any examples of what it did well [from my experience].
  • [I believe] they have horrific customer service. We tried multiple times to upgrade our account from pay-as-you-go to a subscription service. We were quoted for wrong parts multiple times and eventually chose to abandon the use of IBM Watson altogether, in favor of a different cloud computing service.
  • [I feel] the use of Cloud Object Storage and how it interfaces with the notebook environment is clunky and awkward at best.
  • [In my experience] the organization of objects within projects is also awkward and clunky.
I wouldn't recommend IBM Watson Cloud Storage or Cloud Pak for Data to anyone for any reason. [I feel] it is more expensive, less useful, has more barriers to setup and use, has more limited use-cases, and has worse customer service than almost any other major service we have tried.
Clearly, it would be beneficial, but [in my experience] getting to the point where you can have nicely maintained data in a query-able environment is so cumbersome that it's not worth it.