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Overview

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Performance Benchmark

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Bring Your Own Cloud (AWS and Azure)

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

BYOC only

Must host through their plans

Azure only
AWS only
DigitalOcean only

Must host through their plans

Azure only
AWS only
DigitalOcean only

PostgreSQL Super User Access

Keep full super user administrative control over your PostgreSQL clusters

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

Unlimited Extension Support for PostgreSQL

Install custom extensions as per your needs with no restrictions

Yes NoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

Leverage Local SSD Disk on AWS or Azure

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 plans
NoNoNoNo
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 soon
NoNoYes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes
No
No
Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes

PostgreSQL Replication Technology

Replication model for PostgreSQL

Synchronous & Asynchronous

PostgreSQL Group Replication

No

Custom Synchronous Replication

Asynchronous

PostgreSQL Group Replication

No

Custom Synchronous Replication

Asynchronous

Backup

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

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

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

No

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

Yes NoNoYesNo
No
No
Yes
No

Selective Restores

Restore only the needed files from a backup

Yes NoNoNoYes
No
No
No
Yes

Continuous Backup/Point-In-Time Recovery

Restore data to any point in time in the recovery window

Coming soon
NoYesYesYes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Security

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

BYOC plans

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

YesYesNo

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

Yes
Yes
No

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesYesYesYesYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

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

Yes

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No

Only basic support included free

No

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No

Only basic support included free

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

Get help debugging performance issues stay proactive with customizable monitoring alerts

Yes

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

NoNo

Limited

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No
No

Limited

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Access to PostgreSQL Server Logs

Access up-to-date server logs

Yes

Once in 24 hours

Once in 24 hours

Yes

Limited

Once in 24 hours

Once in 24 hours

Yes

Limited

Monitoring Console with OS & PostgreSQL Metrics

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

Yes No

Limited, mainly at the OS level

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

Limited

No

Limited, mainly at the OS level

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

Limited

On-Demand Slow Query Analysis

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

Yes NoNoNoNo
No
No
No
No

PostgreSQL Configuration Management & Tuning

Customize your PostgreSQL configurations to automate your repetitive tasks

YesNoYesYesNo
No
Yes
Yes
No

PgBouncer Connection Pooling

Supoprt for the popular connection pooler, PgBouncer

Yes NoNoNoYes
No
No
No
Yes
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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