ScaleGrid vs. Amazon RDS MySQL

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Why choose ScaleGrid for MySQL Hosting as an alternative to Amazon RDS?

Fully customize your MySQL configurations and automate your repetitive tasks with ScaleGrid.
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Why choose ScaleGrid for MySQL Hosting as an alternative to Amazon RDS?

Full Superuser Access

ScaleGrid offers full superuser administrative control over your MySQL deployments and SSH access to tweak system settings of underlying machines.

Install Custom Plugins

Install Custom Plugins

Install custom software agents and plugins for ElasticSearch, Loggly and Datalog to fit your requirements without any limitations.

Free Automated Backups

Free Automated Backups

Automate your data backups with no additional costs. We provide disk encryption toprotect stored data against potential attacks, as well as access control with security groups, without having to deal with IP whitelists.

Full Monitoring Access

Full Monitoring Access

Get full monitoring access to your MySQL performance metrics & server logs and generate heatmaps of your slow queries across different time ranges.

Compare Features

Compare ScaleGrid MySQL vs. Amazon RDS for MySQL in database administrative features, backups, security, monitoring and management.

Overview

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

Performance Benchmark

See how ScaleGrid improves throughput across balanced workload scenarios

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ScaleGrid performs up to 200% better.
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ScaleGrid performs up to 200% better.
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Bring Your Own Cloud (AWS and Azure)

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

AWS only
AWS only

MySQL Super User Access

Keep full super user administrative control over your MySQL deployments

YesNo
No

SSH Access To The Underlying Machine

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

YesNo
No

Plugin Extension Support for MySQL

Install custom plugins to accommodate your needs with no restrictions

YesNo
No

Local SSD Disk Support on AWS or DigitalOcean

Use local SSD disks for high disk read/write performance

YesNo
No

On-Premise DBaaS Support

Manage databases on-premise or in a private cloud

No
No

Single Console Management for Multiple Databases

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

Yes

MongoDB® Database, Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Fully Customizable RAM, Disk Size & Instance Type

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

YesYes
Yes

Custom Read Replica Set Configurations

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

Coming soon
Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

MySQL Replication Technology

Replication model for MySQL

MySQL Asynchronous and Semi-synchronous

Asynchronous & Custom Synchronous

Asynchronous & Custom Synchronous

Backup

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

Extra Cost for Backups

Pay an additional per GB monthly fee for each backup

No

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

Yes Yes
Yes

In-Place Restores

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

Yes No
No

Continuous Backup/Point-In-Time Recovery

Restore data to any point in time in the recovery window

Coming soon
Yes
Yes

Security

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

Yes
Yes

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

AWS & Azure
Yes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

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

Yes

Only basic support included free

Only basic support included free

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

Get help debugging performance issues stay proactive with customizable monitoring alerts

Yes No
No

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

Access to MySQL Server Logs

Access up-to-date server logs

YesYes
Yes

Monitoring Console with OS & MySQL Metrics

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

Yes

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

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

Yes No
No

MySQL & InnoDB Performance Insights

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

Yes No
No

MySQL Configuration Management & Tuning

Customize your MySQL configurations to automate your repetitive tasks

Yes Yes
Yes

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