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See why thousands of developers choose ScaleGrid over Atlas, mLab and Compose. At ScaleGrid, we provide the deepest toolset for managing your MongoDB operations so you can save time, money, and headaches and get back to what matters most, developing your applications.

Overview

ScaleGridComposemLabAtlasObjectRocket

Bring Your Own Cloud (AWS and Azure)

Deploy clusters of all sizes in your own AWS and Azure account, and deploy VPC and VNET private subnets

YesNo

Must host through their plans

No

Must host through their plans

Yes

Must host through their plans

No

Must host through their plans

No

Must host through their plans

No

Must host through their plans

Yes

Must host through their plans

No

Must host through their plans

Single Console Management for Multiple Databases

Support for MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, and PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, MySQL

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL

NoNoYes

MongoDB, Redis

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL

No
No
Yes

MongoDB, Redis

Cross-Datacenter Configurations

Distribute your MongoDB replica sets across different data centers

YesNoNoYes
No
No
No
Yes
No

Extra Data Transfer Costs

Pay an additional fee for all data transfers, including same region, different regions and internet transfers

NoNoNoYes

Additional fees apply

No
No
No
Yes

Additional fees apply

No

Connection Limits

Connection limits depending on cluster size

NoNoNoYes
No
No
No
Yes
No

MongoDB Admin Access

Keep full admin access to the underlying MongoDB servers

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

SSH Access To The Underlying Machine

Keep full SSH root access to the underlying machines, and install custom software agents

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

Fully Customizable RAM, Disk Size & Instance Type

Customize RAM, disk size, IOPS and instance type at any size for free

YesNoNoNo

Only disk size and IOPS can be customized

No
No
No
No

Only disk size and IOPS can be customized

No

Custom Replica Set Configuration

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

YesNoNoYes

Only up to 7 replicas allowed

No
No
No
Yes

Only up to 7 replicas allowed

No

DigitalOcean Support

Deploy your MongoDB clusters on DigitalOcean with dedicated hosting

YesNo

Discontinued

NoNoNo
No

Discontinued

No
No
No

Leverage Local SSD Disk on AWS

Use local SSD disks for high disk read/write performance

YesNoYes
NoNo
No
Yes
No
No

Live Migration Support

Use live migration to migrate data from your existing setup

YesNoNoYes
No
No
No
Yes
No

On-Premise DBaaS Support

Manage databases on-premise or in a private cloud

Yes

Enterprise On-Premise plans

NoNoNo

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

No
No
No
No

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

No

Pricing Granularity

Daily or hourly pricing model

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per day

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per day

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per day

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per day

Sharding Support

Distribute your data across different nodes for horizontal scalability

YesNoYes

Dependent on cloud platform

Yes
Yes
No
Yes

Dependent on cloud platform

Yes
Yes

Backup

ScaleGridComposemLabAtlasObjectRocket

Extra Cost for Backups

Pay an additional per GB monthly fee for each backup

NoNoNoYes

$1.50-$2.50/GB/mo for Continuous Backups after first GB

No
No
No
Yes

$1.50-$2.50/GB/mo for Continuous Backups after first GB

No

Automated Restore of a Backup

Quickly recover your MongoDB data with one-click restore of a backup

YesNoNoYes
No
No
No
Yes
No

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

YesNoYes
No

One snapshot per 24 hrs for snapshot backup option

No
No
Yes
No

One snapshot per 24 hrs for snapshot backup option

No

Selective Restores

Restore only a portion of your data backup

YesNoNoYes

Using queryable backups

No
No
No
Yes

Using queryable backups

No

Security

ScaleGridComposemLabAtlasObjectRocket

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

YesYes

Compose Enterprise only

Yes
NoNo
Yes

Compose Enterprise only

Yes
No
No

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesNoYes

Dependent on plan

Yes
Yes

Only with certain plans and datacenters

No
Yes

Dependent on plan

Yes
Yes

Only with certain plans and datacenters

Support

ScaleGridComposemLabAtlasObjectRocket

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

24x7 support from database experts included free in your MongoDB hosting plan

YesNo

Need to purchase Compose Enterprise

Yes
No

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

Yes
No

Need to purchase Compose Enterprise

Yes
No

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

Yes

Forced MongoDB Version Upgrades

Upgrade on your schedule - not ours. We support your MongoDB version until you decide to upgrade

NoNoNoYes

Only supports the 3 latest versions

No
No
No
Yes

Only supports the 3 latest versions

No

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

24x7 support to help debug performance issues, and customizable proactive monitoring alerts

YesNoYes
No

Need to purchase Pro plan

No
No
Yes
No

Need to purchase Pro plan

No

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridComposemLabAtlasObjectRocket

Monitoring Console with OS & MongoDB Metrics

Acces a detailed dashboard of all your OS MongoDB metrics to monitor cluster performance

YesNoYes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No

Monthly Reports

Get detailed monthly reports on MongoDB performance, usage and growth

YesNoYes
NoNo
No
Yes
No
No

On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

Generate heatmaps of your slow queries and analyze problem queries across different time ranges

YesNoYes

Schedule and time range cannot be customized

Yes
No
No
Yes

Schedule and time range cannot be customized

Yes
No
mLab comparison based on their Dedicated Cluster plan and features as of 7/19/18
Atlas comparison based on their Basic plan and features as of 7/19/18
Compose comparison based on their Standard plan and features as of 7/19/18
ObjectRocket comparison based on their Standard plan and features as of 7/19/18

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