Very easy to get started
February 23, 2018

Very easy to get started

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Compose

We provide Software as a Service ( and need to store information in a database. We also decided (for reasons other than) Compose to host our service on IBM Bluemix. Thanks to Bluemix we got introduced to Compose and decided to use their Redis-solution for storing sessions of our users


  • Easy to integrate with services running on bluemix.
  • Have not yet experienced downtime
  • Little to no maintenance


  • It's not clear to me how much more the service will cost us if we scale up to more users.
  • We might run our service on AWS in the future. It's not clear to me if and how -from a technical point of view- we can keep on using compose since it's packaged with our account we use to host our application. I'm also not sure if it will have a big impact on the performance.
  • We are in an early start-up phase so it was very nice not having to bother with the process of setting up the database environment.
It is very well suited for applications that need a database and runs on IBM because it integrates so easily. It is harder for me to estimate how well it plays together with services on other cloud services such as AWS but I can imagine that this will not pose a problem. We are using compose for storing information we don't want to clutter our SQL-database with user-sessions & information we need for sending push-notifications to mobile-app users.

IBM Cloud Databases Feature Ratings

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Database scalability
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Automated backups
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Database security provisions
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Monitoring and metrics
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Automatic host deployment
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