ScaleGrid vs. Atlas

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MongoDB as a Service Comparison

See why thousands of developers choose ScaleGrid over Atlas. At ScaleGrid, your MongoDB hosting is truly fully managed with no extra costs for data transfers, support or backups. Take your database operations to the next level with the best MongoDB monitoring, management and maintenance tools, and get back to what matters most, your product.

Overview

ScaleGridAtlas

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

YesYes

Must host through their plans

Yes

Must host through their plans

Support included

24x7 support for any MongoDB issues

YesNo

Enterprise support plans start at extra 12k/yr

No

Enterprise support plans start at extra 12k/yr

Single Console Management for Multiple Databases

Support for MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, and PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, MySQL

No
No

Cross-Datacenter Configurations

Distribute your MongoDB replica sets across different data centers

YesYes
Yes

Extra Data Transfer Costs

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

NoYes

Additional fees apply

Yes

Additional fees apply

Connection Limits

Connection limits depending on cluster size

NoYes
Yes

MongoDB Admin Access

Keep full admin access to the underlying MongoDB servers

YesNo
No

SSH Access To The Underlying Machine

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

YesNo
No

Fully Customizable RAM, Disk Size & Instance Type

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

YesNo

Only disk size and IOPS can be customized

No

Only disk size and IOPS can be customized

Custom Replica Set Configuration

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

YesYes

Only up to 7 replicas allowed

Yes

Only up to 7 replicas allowed

DigitalOcean Support

Deploy your MongoDB clusters on DigitalOcean with dedicated hosting

YesNo
No

Leverage Local SSD Disk on AWS

Use local SSD disks for high disk read/write performance

YesNo
No

Live Migration Support

Use live migration to migrate data from your existing setup

YesYes
Yes

On-Premise DBaaS Support

Manage databases on-premise or in a private cloud

Yes

Enterprise On-Premise plans

No

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

No

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

Pricing Granularity

Daily or hourly pricing model

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per hour

Sharding Support

Distribute your data across different nodes for horizontal scalability

YesYes
Yes

Backup

ScaleGridAtlas

Extra Cost for Backups

Pay an additional per GB monthly fee for each backup

NoYes

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

Yes

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

Automated Restore of a Backup

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

YesYes
Yes

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

YesNo

One snapshot per 24 hrs for snapshot backup option

No

One snapshot per 24 hrs for snapshot backup option

Selective Restores

Restore only a portion of your data backup

YesYes

Using queryable backups

Yes

Using queryable backups

Security

ScaleGridAtlas

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

YesNo
No

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesYes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridAtlas

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

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

YesNo

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

No

Need to purchase MongoDB Enterprise

Forced MongoDB Version Upgrades

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

NoYes

Only supports the 3 latest versions

Yes

Only supports the 3 latest versions

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

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

YesNo

Need to purchase Pro plan

No

Need to purchase Pro plan

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridAtlas

Monitoring Console with OS & MongoDB Metrics

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

YesYes
Yes

Monthly Reports

Get detailed monthly reports on MongoDB performance, usage and growth

YesNo
No

On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

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

YesYes
Yes
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