Feels strange to have ever self-hosted Redis and RabbitMQ
Updated April 16, 2021

Feels strange to have ever self-hosted Redis and RabbitMQ

Dominik Hurnaus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Databases

As a young startup we wanted to focus on our core product and not be held back by infrastructure management and maintenance. This is why we moved our RabbitMQ and (persistent) Redis clusters to compose.io. We no longer have to provide servers, maintenance, monitoring, etc. for those parts of our infrastructure.
  • Robust Redis and RabbitMQ clusters with no downtime within the last 18 months.
  • With RabbitMQ, putting special policies on specific queues was not possible via the admin interface and required contacting their support (The support guys promptly configured those policies, though).
  • We no longer have to maintain, upgrade, or deal with downtime of our own Redis and RabbitMQ clusters. In hindsight it feels strange to have ever had self-hosted clusters for those services (where in our case additional latency of a few milliseconds is acceptable).
We previously hosted our own Redis and RabbitMQ cluster. Before switching to IBM Compose we evaluated Redis Lab, Scalegrid, AWS ElastiCache, CloudAMQP and others. We still host our core database (MongoDB) ourselves.
I would definitely recommend using IBM Compose for secondary storage systems or message queues, as the price-performance ratio is unbeatable. We compared quite a few providers and the price-performance ratio with IBM Compose was by far the best.

IBM Cloud Databases Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
9
Database scalability
10
Automated backups
10
Database security provisions
Not Rated
Monitoring and metrics
7
Automatic host deployment
Not Rated

IBM Cloud Databases New Features

We have not yet tried VPC via VPE.
Using DBaaS from IBM Cloud (aka Compose) has helped us to focus on development rather than operating databases, database clusters, rolling upgrades, backups, ... At the same time this has drastically improved uptime of our systems as some of those databases are important backbones of our infrastructure.

IBM Cloud Databases Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Slow Initial Response
We did not require any premium support yet.