No DBA? No Problem! Compose is great!
February 20, 2018

No DBA? No Problem! Compose is great!

Justin Reynard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Compose

We use Compose because we don't have a dedicated DBA. It's great to be able to let Compose take that stress off our shoulders!
  • Automated Backups
  • MongoDB Sharding
  • Great web interface for browsing/editing records in a pinch
  • The site has seemed to load slower over the past year or two, but still works great!
  • Occasionally you'll want to launch a DB in an AWS region that isn't available, bummer if you're trying to keep lag to an absolute minimum
  • My Compose bill starts at < $50 and I'm up and running in minutes. This saves SO MUCH TIME.
  • MongoLab and MongoHQ
Compose has a better web interface which is why I originally chose them. But now, I'm glad they also offer Redis and other DB's I need for my stack.
If you don't have a dedicated DBA to manage your databases fully, Compose is always a great option!

IBM Cloud Databases Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
Not Rated
Database scalability
Automated backups
Database security provisions
Monitoring and metrics
Automatic host deployment
Not Rated