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Overview

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDS

Bring Your Own Cloud (AWS and Azure)

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

Yes

Must host through their plans

Azure onlyAWS only
No

Must host through their plans

No
No

PostgreSQL Super User Access

Keep full super user administrative control over your PostgreSQL clusters

YesNoNoNo
No
No
No

SSH Access To The Underlying Machine

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

YesNoNoNo
No
No
No

Plugin Extension Support for PostgreSQL

Install custom plugins to accommodate your needs with no restrictions

YesNoNoNo
No
No
No

Leverage Local SSD Disk on AWS or Azure

Use local SSD disks for high disk read/write performance

YesNoNoNo
No
No
No

On-Premise DBaaS Support

Manage databases on-premise or in a private cloud

Yes

Enterprise On-Premise plans

NoNoNo
No
No
No

Single Console Management for Multiple Databases

Support for MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, and PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

Redis, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

Redis, PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL

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

Yes
No
No

Custom Azure instance types and premium disks not supported

Yes

Custom Read Replica Set Configurations

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

Coming soonNoNoYes

With dynamic read replica creations

No
No
Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

PostgreSQL Replication Technology

Replication model for PostgreSQL

Supports widely adopted PostgreSQL inbuilt Asynchronous and Synchronous Streaming replication.

Supports PostgreSQL Group Replication

No

RDS custom synchronous replication

No

Supports PostgreSQL Group Replication

No
No

RDS custom synchronous replication

Backup

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDS

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

No

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

YesNoNoYes
No
No
Yes

Selective Restores

Restore only the needed files from a backup

YesNoNoNo
No
No
No

Continuous Backup/Point-In-Time Recovery

Restore data to any point in time in the recovery window

Coming soonNoYesYes
No
Yes
Yes

Security

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDS

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists

Yes

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

YesYes
No

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

Yes
Yes

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesYesYesYes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDS

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
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
No

Only on Compose Enterprise plans

No
No

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridComposeAzure DatabaseAmazon RDS

Access to PostgreSQL Server Logs

Access up-to-date server logs

Yes

Once in 24 hours

Once in 24 hours

Yes
No

Once in 24 hours

No

Once in 24 hours

Yes

Monitoring Console with OS & PostgreSQL Metrics

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

YesNo

Limited, mainly at the OS level

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

No
No

Limited, mainly at the OS level

No

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

YesNoNoNo
No
No
No

PostgreSQL Configuration Management & Tuning

Customize your PostgreSQL configurations to automate your repetitive tasks

YesNoYesYes
No
Yes
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

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