Perfect Fit for my Hobby Project
January 09, 2018

Perfect Fit for my Hobby Project

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

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Compose

I am part of a two man team behind a small social networking application for a niche community of nearly 2000 users. As the main technical developer, I am the only full-rights administrative user associated with my account and my partner has been given a billing management role.

Our only service is a Mongo Classic instance that is used in production as the database for a Meteor Javascript application that runs on mobile (via Cordova) and on the web.
  • Provisioning was incredibly easy.
  • Regular back-ups with one-click restore gives me tremendous piece of mind.
  • Managing user roles from the Compose admin panel is easier than using Mongo's CLI.
  • I don't see an easy option to upgrade my account from Mongo Classic to modern Mongo.
  • My Mongo instance was unreachable for a brief period of time and I wasn't contacted regarding the outage.
  • I use Compose for a hobby project which does not make any money. I did, however, spend less time signing up for Compose than it would have taken me to deploy Mongo on AWS or GCP.
I did not evaluate any other DaaS hosts.
There's not much to say. It was a simple, cost-effective solution for a production instance of Mongo with automatic replica-set failover and regular backups.

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