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New Pricing and Incentives for Compose on Bluemix

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It’s here! The price drop for Compose databases on Bluemix has arrived bringing new entry level prices and incentives for volume use. The change was announced earlier in the quarter, but if you missed that, you’ll want to know how it is going to save you money.

Be aware that this new pricing is only available for Compose databases and Compose Enterprise databases on Bluemix.

Start Lower

We’ve cut the price of entry so the initial cost of a Compose database is now in line with the cost of additional resources. So for Compose for MongoDB, it was $31 a month for the first gigabyte and $18 for subsequent gigabytes. Now, that first gigabyte is $18 too. It’s the same for all the Compose databases.

And if you are thinking of using the super-fast Scylla database, we’ve dropped the minimum configuration for that from 10GB down to 5GB. This, along with the other changes, mean that the price of entry for Scylla has dropped from $193.50 to $90.

You’ll find all the details of these changes below in the ‘Pricing and Incentives In Depth’ section.

Grow More for Less

We know your data needs will expand, so we’ve introduced a new tiered incentive scheme. 1GB of storage or 256MB of RAM equates to a unit of scale on Compose. Many Compose databases scale on storage, while Redis, etcd and RabbitMQ scale on RAM. Whichever is appropriate for your selected database, if your storage use grows to 10-24 units (10GB-24GB of storage or 2.5GB-6GB of RAM), you get to move to the 10% price reduction tier on your storage costs and that keeps going all the way up to 5000 units or more and a 70% price reduction tier.

The more you grow, the more you save. A full list of tiers in the ‘Pricing and Incentive In Depth’ section.

Compose for all your roadmap

At Compose, we’ve dedicated ourselves to supporting our customers from their first proof of concept to their global massive production databases. On the IBM cloud, we’ve found more and more companies are using Compose. That increase has enabled us to move to this new tiered, incentivized pricing which makes it even more efficient, both operationally and economically, for you to grow your business with Compose databases.

What’s not moving is our high standards – We are not compromising on our quality of service. Compose’s fully managed database as a service platform will continue to deliver the best databases configured for high availability, automatic failover, daily backups and auto-scaling, maintained with 24/7 monitoring and support.

The best platform is the one that is evolving and we are working every day on bringing more functionality, more resilience, more control and more integration points into the Bluemix Compose platform.

Pricing and Incentives in Depth

The following price drops have occurred for the minimum configuration and ensuing units cost (some of our databases such as Scylla or Elasticsearch start at higher than 1 unit).

Original “First Unit” Price
New “First Unit” Price
Ensuing Cost per Unit
Compose for MongoDB
 $18 /GB
Compose for Elasticsearch
 $18 /GB
Compose for Postgres
 $12 / GB
Compose for Redis
 $13 / 256MB
Compose for MySQL
 $18 / GB
Compose for etcd
 $19.5 / 256MB
Compose for RabbitMQ
 $19.5 / 256MB
Compose for ScyllaDB
 $18 / GB
Compose for RethinkDB
 $18 / GB


All databases deployments now adhere to the following incentive structure:

Monthly Data Consumption
Reduction in Price
 1-9 units
 10-24 units
 25-49 units
 50 – 99 units
 100 – 499 units
 500 – 999 units
 1000 – 4999 units
 5000 + units



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