Compose Review
February 23, 2018

Compose Review

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

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Compose

We originally used Compose to manage our MongoDB deployment. We are a small organization and needed a cost-effective Mongo cluster. When we first started with Compose, we didn't have the engineering bandwidth to manage high availability, backups, etc. ourselves. Using Compose was a good way to get started. Setup was easy and things like versioning and backups were taken care of so we could focus on our application layer - our core competency.
  • Ease of setup
  • Intuitive interface for deployment management
  • Clear pricing tiers and easy billing
  • System monitoring - You should use mLab as precedent
  • Performance - we experienced connection issues as our read/write ops scaled and had to move to another platform
  • It helped us get our first applications up and running quickly
  • mlab
We initially selected IBM Compose because it was easy to use and cost-effective. We switched to mLab when we need to scale and have dedicated clusters.
Compose is great for initial deployments, prototypes, or early applications. It's quick to implement and perfect if you need a managed Mongo (or other DB) deployment. It isn't good for large scale.

IBM Cloud Databases Feature Ratings

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