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See why thousands of Developers, DevOps Engineers, and Database Administrators (DBA’s) choose ScaleGrid over Compose, Azure Database, Amazon RDS and DigitalOcean for MySQL. Compare MySQL DBaaS providers to find the best fit for your infrastructure so you can get back to developing your applications.

Overview

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean MySQL

Performance Benchmark

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No

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No

Coming soon

No

Coming soon

No

Bring Your Own Cloud (AWS and Azure)

Deploy deployments of all sizes in your own AWS and Azure account

BYOC plans

Must host through their plans

Azure onlyAWS onlyDigitalOcean only
No

Must host through their plans

No
No
No

MySQL Super User Access

Keep full super user administrative control over your MySQL deployments

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

SSH Access To The Underlying Machine

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

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

Plugin Extension Support for MySQL

Install custom plugins to accommodate your needs with no restrictions

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

Local SSD Disk Support on AWS or DigitalOcean

Use local SSD disks for high disk read/write performance

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

On-Premise DBaaS Support

Manage databases on-premise or in a private cloud

Enterprise plansNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

Single Console Management for Multiple Databases

Support for MongoDB® Database, Redis™, MySQL, and PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB® Database, Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB® Database, Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis™

Yes

MongoDB® Database, Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis™

Fully Customizable RAM, Disk Size & Instance Type

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

YesNoNo

Custom Azure instance types and premium disks not supported

YesNo
No
No

Custom Azure instance types and premium disks not supported

Yes
No

Custom Read Replica Set Configurations

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

Coming soonNoNoYes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes
No
No
Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes

MySQL Replication Technology

Replication model for MySQL

MySQL Asynchronous and Semi-synchronous

Supports MySQL Group Replication

Asynchronous

Asynchronous & Custom Synchronous

Asynchronous

No

Supports MySQL Group Replication

No

Asynchronous

No

Asynchronous & Custom Synchronous

No

Asynchronous

Backup

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean MySQL

Extra Cost for Backups

Pay an additional per GB monthly fee for each backup

NoNo

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

No
No
No

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

No

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

No

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

YesNoNoYesNo
No
No
Yes
No

In-Place Restores

Restore your data to the server from which it was backed up

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

Continuous Backup/Point-In-Time Recovery

Restore data to any point in time in the recovery window

Coming soonNoYesYesYes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Security

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean MySQL

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

BYOC plans

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

NoYesNo
No

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No
Yes
No

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

AWS & AzureYesYesYesYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean MySQL

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

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

Yes

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No

Only basic support included free

No
No

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No
No

Only basic support included free

No

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

Get help debugging performance issues stay proactive with customizable monitoring alerts

YesNoNoNo

Limited

No
No
No
No

Limited

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean MySQL

Access to MySQL Server Logs

Access up-to-date server logs

Yes

Once in 24 hours

Once in 24 hours

Yes

Limited

No

Once in 24 hours

No

Once in 24 hours

Yes
No

Limited

Monitoring Console with OS & MySQL Metrics

Access a detailed dashboard of all your OS MySQL metrics to monitor deployment performance

YesNo

Limited, mainly at the OS level

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

Limited

No
No

Limited, mainly at the OS level

No

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

No

Limited

On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

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

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

MySQL & InnoDB Performance Insights

See how well your MySQL deployments are performing and your InnoDB storage engine

YesNoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

MySQL Configuration Management & Tuning

Customize your MySQL configurations to automate your repetitive tasks

YesNoYesYesNo
No
Yes
Yes
No
Compose comparison based on their Standard plan and features as of 8/15/18
Azure Database comparison based on their Basic plan and features as of 8/15/18
Amazon RDS comparison based on their Basic plan and features as of 8/15/18
DigitalOcean comparison based on their Managed Database plan and features as of 5/28/20

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