ScaleGrid vs. mLab

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MongoDB as a Service Comparison

See why thousands of developers choose ScaleGrid over mLab. At ScaleGrid, we give you the ability to customize your deployment configurations, maintain full MongoDB admin rights, and host MongoDB in your own AWS or Azure account. Automate your database management with the experts so you can get back to what matters most, your product.

Overview

ScaleGridmLab

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

Support included

24x7 support for any MongoDB issues

YesYes
Yes

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

YesNo
No

Extra Data Transfer Costs

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

NoNo
No

Connection Limits

Connection limits depending on cluster size

NoNo
No

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
No

Custom Replica Set Configuration

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

YesNo
No

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

YesYes
Yes

Live Migration Support

Use live migration to migrate data from your existing setup

YesNo
No

On-Premise DBaaS Support

Manage databases on-premise or in a private cloud

Yes

Enterprise On-Premise plans

No
No

Pricing Granularity

Daily or hourly pricing model

Yes

Per hour

Yes

Per day

Yes

Per day

Sharding Support

Distribute your data across different nodes for horizontal scalability

YesYes

Dependent on cloud platform

Yes

Dependent on cloud platform

Backup

ScaleGridmLab

Extra Cost for Backups

Pay an additional per GB monthly fee for each backup

NoNo
No

Automated Restore of a Backup

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

YesNo
No

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

YesYes
Yes

Selective Restores

Restore only a portion of your data backup

YesNo
No

Security

ScaleGridmLab

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

YesYes
Yes

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesYes

Dependent on plan

Yes

Dependent on plan

Support

ScaleGridmLab

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

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

YesYes
Yes

Forced MongoDB Version Upgrades

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

NoNo
No

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

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

YesYes
Yes

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridmLab

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

YesYes
Yes

On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

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

YesYes

Schedule and time range cannot be customized

Yes

Schedule and time range cannot be customized

mLab comparison based on their Dedicated Cluster plan and features as of 7/19/18

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