4 out of 5.0 (7 ratings)
6 Verified Reviews

IBM Rational ALM

Lots of Components

Long Project

Bluemix

New product, cost effective, feature rich, support and version control is in early stages

New product, cost effective, feature rich, support and version control is in early stages

Bluemix

Speed to implement was awesome, however some of the options were confusing

Time to implement solutions was very good, and provisioning new environments and deploying applications was a breeze. That was the biggest benefit. We were able to provision and deploy new applications, including servers and back end resources, in minutes rather than days. The administration controls and frameworks worked well, but we had some issues connecting to the environment using the command line tools from behind a firewall. Performance of the web administration console was also lacking at times.

IBM Rational ALM

Implementation plan is the key.

The bottom line is that IBM Rational ALM (Jazz) has a ton of functionality and configurability. Almost too much for what we needed. Because we didn't have a good implementation plan it has taken us a couple of attempts to find success and value.

Bluemix

BlueMix one of great depth and breadth.

My Experience with BlueMix has been one of great value. The vendor help provides a launching pad as well has provided valuable insights on how to deploy and operate within BlueMix. We are currently using it for our IoT and Mobile projects and currently have DevOps in the works. While some of this is posing interesting challenges the value of the help and services provided within the product and the community resources have been extremely helpful.

Bluemix

Excellent vision but documentation is lagging behind

Bluemix is IBM's Platform as a service solution leveraging Cloud foundry, this is powerful solution which can empower fast development and deployment of applications. Overall, I am impressed with the vision, however, the documentation is lagging behind which can cause some issues.