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Overview

ScaleGridAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQLAiven

Bring Your Own Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI)

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


AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI
Azure only
AWS only
DigitalOcean only
Limited
Azure only
AWS only
DigitalOcean only
Limited

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 NoNoNo
Limited
No
No
No
Limited

Leverage Local SSD Disk on AWS or Azure

Use local SSD disks for high disk read/write performance

YesNoNoNoYes

No
No
No
Yes

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

Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis™

Yes

Cassandra, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, InfluxDB, Grafana

Yes

Redis™, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL

Yes

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis™

Yes

Cassandra, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, InfluxDB, Grafana

Fully Customizable RAM, Disk Size & Instance Type

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

YesNo

Custom Azure instance types and premium disks not supported

YesNoNo
No

Custom Azure instance types and premium disks not supported

Yes
No
No

Custom Read Replica Set Configurations

Customize your replica set size as per your needs

YesNoYes

With dynamic read replica creations

YesYes
No
Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes
Yes

PostgreSQL Replication Technology

Replication model for PostgreSQL

Synchronous & Asynchronous
No
Custom Synchronous Replication
Asynchronous
Synchronous & Asynchronous
No
Custom Synchronous Replication
Asynchronous
Synchronous & Asynchronous

Performance Benchmark

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Backup

ScaleGridAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQLAiven

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

NoNo

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

Free up to the limit of provisioned storage

No
No

Custom Schedule For Backups

Set a custom schedule to automatically backup your data

Yes NoYesNoNo

No
Yes
No
No

Selective Restores

Restore only the needed files from a backup

Yes NoNoYesYes
No
No
Yes
Yes

Continuous Backup/Point-In-Time Recovery

Restore data to any point in time in the recovery window

Coming soon
YesYesYesYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Security

ScaleGridAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQLAiven

Control Access With Security Groups

Lock down access without having to deal with IP whitelists


BYOC plans
YesYesNoNo
Yes
Yes
No
No

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesYesYesYesYes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQLAiven

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

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

YesNo

Only basic support included free

No
Starts at $1,000/mo
No

Only basic support included free

Starts at $1,000/mo

Performance Debugging Support & Proactive Monitoring

Get help debugging performance issues stay proactive with customizable monitoring alerts

Yes NoNo
Limited
Limited
No
No
Limited
Limited

Monitoring & Management

ScaleGridAzure DatabaseAmazon RDSDigitalOcean PostgreSQLAiven

Access to PostgreSQL Server Logs

Access up-to-date server logs

Yes

Once in 24 hours

Yes
Limited
Yes

Once in 24 hours

Yes
Limited
Yes

Monitoring Console with OS & PostgreSQL Metrics

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

Yes

Limited, mainly at the OS level

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

Limited
Yes

Limited, mainly at the OS level

Limited, mainly at the OS level through Cloud-Watch

Limited
Yes

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

YesYesYesNoYes

Yes
Yes
No
Yes

PgBouncer Connection Pooling

Supoprt for the popular connection pooler, PgBouncer

Yes NoNoYesYes

No
No
Yes
Yes

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
Aiven comparison based publicly available information as of 4/26/2021

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