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Jude Allred | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Compose is providing us with an Architecture-As-A-Service solution for persistent, highly-available NoSQL based data storage. We primarily use it to host data for our microservices and Glitch integrations. The ease of use in getting started and the ongoing low overhead of maintaining the product have been perfect. We haven't had a moment of trouble since starting to use the service.
Dominik Hurnaus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As a young startup we wanted to focus on our core product and not be held back by infrastructure management and maintenance. This is why we moved our RabbitMQ and (persistent) Redis clusters to compose.io. We no longer have to provide servers, maintenance, monitoring, etc. for those parts of our infrastructure.
December 07, 2019

IBM Compose Shines

Mohib Hassan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use it for our low-traffic cloud data warehousing and reporting on our HRM product. Using Compose made it relatively simple to scale up and down as per traffic. Also the pricing was quite cheap.

Provides a low-cost solution where we can place our data warehouses for multiple products. Tied in with Watson Studio it provides great utility for our data scientists.
Score 7 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Databases is being used across my entire organization. I enjoy using the product but there are definitely areas for IBM Cloud to improve. Definitely very little documentation, and not enough examples across the web that support IBM Cloud, therefore, making it harder for smaller companies such as ours to use this product. When first beginning with IBM Cloud, it took us several weeks on the support page to get a good response on simple things that other cloud services would have already solved.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Databases as the core for transactions for our applications, which, in turn, are sold as SaaS. Postgres as a service helps us to focus on our product, reducing maintenance and administration costs and availability.
Jon Tara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Databases is used (along with IBM Cloud Object Store) as part of a backend system supporting client, eGrove Education Inc.'s, mobile app which helps high school and college STEM students develop their spatial visualization skills through automatically-graded free-hand sketching in a mobile app.

A CloudFoundry app uses IBM Cloud Databases as a synchronization source/sink and system of record for assigned material (both text and media blob data), course rosters, grading results, etc. (Because of the volume of student-produced sketches, student sketches are stored in Cloud Object Store).
February 23, 2019

Compose Review

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We use Compose extensively to host our application's database layer which is implemented in MongoDB. MongoDB from Compose helps us in two ways: first of all, it removed significant overhead in having to think about monitoring and maintaining our database systems. Compose also has excellent GIU tools (though they can be a bit slow with large queries) for working with MongoDB.
Alfred Reinold Baudisch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We were using Compose PostgreSQL and Compose Redis as the data source for all of our stack. We have a messaging sequencer platform, a bot engine platform and Compose Redis was used as a session store and message sequencer and PostgreSQL as the transactional and permanent store.
Carlo Quiñonez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We started using Compose because we were looking for a RethinkDB provider. Although we eventually stopped using RethinkDB and migrated the app to MongoDB, our experience with Compose was great and we stuck with Compose. The databases power internal back-office apps that are used by the whole company. We have a small development team and using Compose let us quickly and easily setup new deployments and access/manage existing deployments using their GUI, saving us time and letting the engineering focus on writing code - not managing servers.
Kevin Newman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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My client uses IBM Compose to power their startup presentation software. Their application is built on meteor.js which uses Mongo DB as it's primary data store. They needed something reliable, fast and scalable, so we went with IBM Compose. Compose was incredibly easy to set up, and billing is straightforward, easy to understand.
Juan Garnier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Currently, we are using Compose to host our data which allows us to scale our sports data up pretty fast. We use MySQL and Mongo for real-time updates which users can see immediately on the front end. The data feed we get is the core of our business so it is very important.
Andrew Raines | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is used primarily to store/retrieve sports feed data by our APIs so that we can make the data available to our users via the mobile apps. It allows us to query data in a way we cannot within MySQL (our primary data store) as we can store documents rather than having to normalise it.
March 05, 2018

IBM Compose is great!

Kennedy Clayton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use the product to time code the transcripts for our videos. This is extremely helpful since it is an automatic system now. It's decreased the manual effort we've had to put in, as well as decreased the wait time for video and transcript analysis. Our clients love how quick the process is!
Kai Virkki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using IBM Compose to host several of our databases that are an integral part of our service. We are using both different databases and messaging services that Compose has to offer. By using IBM Compose, we're able to concentrate more on solving the business problems for our customers and leaving most of the database maintenance and hosting work to a company that has totally dedicated to just those things and doing them awesomely.
Matt Dunbar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We rely on elastic search for licensed technology we host for clients. It's the one piece of the infrastructure our internal team doesn't have extensive experience with.

Even though it's the place where we have the least experience, it's also the place where we run into the least challenges. I can count on one hand how often it has had an outage, and we've literally never had server / configuration issues.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We use IBM Compose MongoDB servers for one of our web-based software products. It allows us to focus on improving the product and not worry about whether our data is secure and accessible by our clients. This software is used in an on-premise/dedicated instance fashion, so the MongoDB servers are used by multiple instances of the software. We can continue to expand while using IBM Compose to host our data.
February 23, 2018

No Worries with Compose

Mohamad Nabaa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using IBM Compose for :
- PostGres: We retain and compute Location Data and queries.
- MongoDB: We retain system logs.
- MySQL: We retain user Data.

Scaling, backups clustering, and pricing were a problem from other competitors; this is where IBM killed the competition and helped us secure our data

It is being used across the whole technical solution and as a web service.

IBM Cloud Databases Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Database-as-a-Service (6)
83%
8.3
Automatic software patching (86)
83%
8.3
Database scalability (97)
83%
8.3
Automated backups (99)
85%
8.5
Database security provisions (92)
87%
8.7
Monitoring and metrics (97)
77%
7.7
Automatic host deployment (78)
84%
8.4

What is IBM Cloud Databases?

IBM Cloud Databases are open source data stores for enterprise application development. Built on a Kubernetes foundation, they offer a database platform for serverless applications. They are designed to scale storage and compute resources seamlessly without being constrained by the limits of a single server. Natively integrated and available in the IBM Cloud console, these databases are now available through a consistent consumption, pricing, and interaction model. They aim to provide a cohesive experience for developers that include access control, backup orchestration, encryption key management, auditing, monitoring, and logging.

List of available databases
IBM Cloud Databases for PostgreSQL
IBM Cloud Databases for MongoDB
IBM Cloud Databases for Redis
IBM Cloud Databases for EnterpriseDB(EDB)
IBM Cloud Databases for Elasticsearch
IBM Cloud Databases for etcd
IBM Cloud Messages for Rabbit MQ

IBM Cloud Databases Features

Database-as-a-Service Features

  • Supported: Automatic software patching
  • Supported: Database scalability
  • Supported: Automated backups
  • Supported: Database security provisions
  • Supported: Monitoring and metrics
  • Supported: Automatic host deployment

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What is IBM Cloud Databases's best feature?

Reviewers rate Database security provisions highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses IBM Cloud Databases?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Databases are from Small Businesses and the Computer Software industry.