Offers Exceptional Understanding and Flexibility for Managing the Object Data Lifecycle
Updated January 22, 2020

Offers Exceptional Understanding and Flexibility for Managing the Object Data Lifecycle

Paula DiTallo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Object Storage

As a researcher, developer, and product manager IBM Cloud Storage allows me to focus my time on the specific problem I am solving for, rather than tie up my time with administering storage devices/capacity. IBM Cloud Storage is simple to use. Storage capacity is available within minutes.
  • Data stored with IBM is protected and secured.
  • In active dev/QA/prod environments, storage can be utilized for archiving and backups.
  • When integrated into product (web/mobile app) architecture, it can assure scalable, persistent storage.
  • Although navigation/usage is "simple" on the surface, one does need a solid technical understanding of how to implement and maintain cloud storage as it applies to the problem(s) one is solving.
  • I think IBM could better promote its capabilities by offering more real-world architectural and implementation examples of how ICOS would fit in a typical enterprise application requiring different retrieval strategies regarding visual analytics over time; merging current data with legacy object data.
  • Analysis of images can be done in record time when ICOS is coupled with existing models - especially when results can be categorically classified into meaningful queues.
In the end, no matter how thorough one's requirements may be, there is always a need for unplanned analysis that end-users will ultimately want from a product. The SQL Query feature that is available in ICOS makes that possible.
The product I am currently working with falls under the category of risk management; images are streamed constantly for pattern and behavior pattern assessment. Without Aspera's expertise in this arena, isolation and copy transfers would be unviable due to the attendant latency.
When it comes to object storage, storage tier flexibility is a "must-have", without it, cloud storage may well be too expensive to consider for broader architecture.
The product I am working on requires that data move "through" our cloud environment, not just "into" it. IBM is one of the few vendors that gets this, allowing data to move "out" of its cloud environment just as easily as to it.
I would recommend ICOS to any product manager interested in rapidly getting a prototype of a mobile/web application up and running for investors, clients and peer-groups to work with and evaluate. I also think its a very good tool to have available for development and test environments that require comparisons against large canon object datasets with post-enhancement test result object datasets.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Feature Ratings

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