ScaleGrid vs. DigitalOcean MySQL

Compare DigitalOcean Managed Databases vs. ScaleGrid to see who has the best MySQL hosting on DigitalOcean.

Compare Features

See how ScaleGrid stacks up against DigitalOcean Managed Databases for MySQL in key database management features, automation tools, configurability and control:

Overview

ScaleGrid MySQLDigitalOcean MySQL

Supported MySQL Versions

Deploy MySQL on the version of your choice with no forced upgrades

5.6.x, 5.7.x, 8.0.x
8.0.x
No

MySQL Super User Access

Keep full super user administrative control over your MySQL deployments

YesNo
No

Replication

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MySQL Replication Options

Customize your MySQL synchronization type for your deployment needs

Semisynchronous & Asynchronous
Asynchronous
No

Offsite Replica Support

Securely replicate your MySQL data to a remote site

YesNo
No

Binlog Server Support

Reduce the replication load on your master with binlog server support

YesNo
No

Admin & Management

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On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

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

Yes No
No

MySQL Configuration Management & Tuning

Customize your MySQL configurations through interactive console

Yes No
No

Online Index Addition

Create Indexes on your master-slave nodes in a rolling fashion without impacting database performance

YesNo
No

Online DDL

Alter table operations on your master-slave nodes in a rolling fashion without impacting database performance

YesNo
No

Monthly Reports on Database Usage

Get monthly reports sent right to your inbox on your MySQL usage

YesNo
No

Software Updates

On demand or scheduled updates for OS patches or database version upgrades

YesYes
Yes

Data Import

Automate the import of your MySQL data during migration

Yes No
No

Follower Clusters

Periodically import of data from one cluster to another to support your dev/test and analytic cluster needs

Yes No
No

Infrastructure

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High Availability

Easily distribute your MySQL deployment to improve your application uptime

YesYes
Yes

Cross-Region Availability

Easily handle entire region outages with cross-region support

Yes

Only for read replicas

No

Only for read replicas

On-Demand Scaling

Scale your MySQL deployment on demand with minimal downtime

Yes Yes
Yes

Read Replicas

Setup read-only slave nodes in your deployment

YesYes
Yes

Move Nodes Across Regions

Adjust your node configuration across regions with zero downtime

NoYes
Yes

Cloning

Easily clone your data to a new MySQL server instance

Coming soon
Yes
Yes

Security

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Encryption in Transit

Encrypt your MySQL data with SSL support

YesYes
Yes

Encryption at Rest

Leverage disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

NoYes
Yes

Firewalls

Create firewall rules to lock down access to the intended clients

Yes Yes
Yes

Audit Logs

Log all your server activity for seccurity and compliance purposes

Coming soon
No
No

Monitoring & Alerts

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OS Metrics

Monitor key OS metrics, including CPU, memory and network data

Yes Yes
Yes

Enhanced MySQL Metrics

Monitor advanced MySQL metrics, connections, handles and table stats

Yes No
No

InnoDB Performance Metrics

Monitor key InnoDB metrics, including I/O, row operations and buffer pool metrics

Yes No
No

Custom Alerts

Get alerts on all of your key MySQL metrics via text, email, PagerDuty, Opsgenie and Slack

Yes Yes
Yes

Support

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24/7 Support

Get 24/7 support included from MySQL database experts

YesYes
Yes

Backup

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Scheduled & On-Demand Backups

Automate your MySQL backups through a schedule or before application events

Yes No
No

Continuous Backup/Point-In-Time Recovery

Restore data to any point in time in the recovery window

Coming soon
Yes
Yes

Selective Restores

Review the contents of an old backup and retrieve required rows

Yes Yes
Yes
DigitalOcean comparison based on their Managed Databases plan and features as of 5/28/20

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Compare Performance

Compare ScaleGrid MySQL vs. DigitalOcean Managed Databases performance across workload types.

Throughput

We measure MySQL throughput in terms of queries per second (QPS). Compare the throughput average across write-intensive, balanced workloads and read-intensive scenarios for a medium sized deployment with 8GB of RAM.

ScaleGrid averages almost 40% higher throughput over DigitalOcean for MySQL across workload types when compared over 150 client threads.

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Latency

We measure MySQL latency in 95th Percentile latency (ms) across write-intensive, balanced workloads and read-intensive workloads for a medium sized deployment with 8GB of RAM.

ScaleGrid averages almost 30% lower latency over DigitalOcean for MySQL for the same deployment configurations when compared over 150 client threads.

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Compare Pricing

ScaleGrid’s Dedicated Hosting plans are 100% all- inclusive so there are no surprises in your monthly billing.

DigitalOcean Managed Databases pricing for MySQL is also all-inclusive, but requires a minimum monthly spend of $500 to qualify for their Business Support.

ScaleGrid for MySQL offers the same pricing as DigitalOcean Managed Databases for RAM with an average of 30% more storage across DBaaS plan sizes. Compare plans and pricing across 1, 2 and 3 data-bearing node configurations

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ScaleGrid vs. DigitalOcean MySQL Pricing Comparison

Compare monthly pricing for MySQL hosting on DigitalOcean across plan sizes:

PLAN SIZECOREsRAMSCALEGRID STORAGE (GB)DIGITALOCEAN STORAGE (GB)SCALEGRIDDIGITALOCEAN
Nano - Standalone11GB1810$15$15
Micro - Standalone12GB3025$30$30
Small - Standalone24GB6038$60$60
Medium - Standalone48GB140115$120$120
Large - Standalone616GB300270$270$270
XLarge - Standalone832GB620580$480$480
X2XLarge - Standalone1664GB1260-$700-
X4XLarge - Standalone2096GB1900-$900-
Nano - 2 Nodes11GB1810$25-
Micro - 2 Nodes12GB3025$50$50
Small - 2 Nodes24GB6038$100$100
Medium - 2 Nodes48GB140115$200$200
Large - 2 Nodes616GB300270$400$400
XLarge - 2 Nodes832GB620580$800$800
X2XLarge - 2 Nodes1664GB12601120$1600$1600
X4XLarge - 2 Nodes2096GB1900-$2500-
Nano - 3 Nodes11GB1810$30-
Micro - 3 Nodes12GB3025$70$70
Small - 3 Nodes24GB6038$140$140
Medium - 3 Nodes48GB140115$280$280
Large - 3 Nodes616GB300270$560$560
XLarge - 3 Nodes832GB620580$1120$1120
X2XLarge - 3 Nodes1664GB12601120$2240$2240
X4XLarge - 3 Nodes2096GB1900-$3200-

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