Simple, powerful, flexible data management.
June 27, 2019

Simple, powerful, flexible data management.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Object Storage

I'm currently using the software to learn some data science fundamentals.
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Fast, convenient uploads with proprietary software
  • Great learning environment for SQL
  • I'd like it to be more intuitive (or possible if it's not) to move files from web to storage without first downloading them to a local machine.
  • It has allowed me to earn several certificates from courses.
  • It has gotten me interested in cloud storage and allowed me to develop personal projects.
Yes, the SQL environment is easy to use. I especially like the line by line reports describing if the code could or could not be executed. It makes it easy to locate and fix mistakes. The ability to generate a table from so little code is kind of amazing. Anyone who has had to manually enter information into a spreadsheet should find it a revelation.
I've barely gotten to use Aspara.
I've only used the free lite plan. I could certainly see how it would be useful for backups and the like. You can organize your data into different fee tiers. It's obvious how this could translate to cost savings, and simply as a matter of principle, I like that I can choose to pay only for services that I need.
It's a great option for learning or for small scale personal projects and is easily scalable when you need more space. Paid plans seem reasonable based on what I've seen elsewhere. I'm not sure where it would be less appropriate, as it seems like a good all-around option if you require cloud storage.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Not Rated
Dynamic scaling
Not Rated
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Monitoring tools
Security controls