ScaleGrid vs. Amazon RDS PostgreSQL

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Why Choose ScaleGrid over Amazon RDS as an alternative for your PostgreSQL hosting?

ScaleGrid offers full customization of your PostgreSQL configurations, along with a complete task automation.
Check out the Postgres hosting benefits and features we provide:

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

Superuser & SSH Access

Full super user administrative control over your PostgreSQL deployments and SSH access to tweak your machines' system settings.

Install Custom Plugins

Unlimited Extension Support

Install any PostgreSQL extension you need without any restrictions. We also provide support for custom extensions and plugins.

Free Automated Backups

Free Automated Backups

Automate your data backups information with no additional fees. We provide disk encryption to secure your stored data against possible attacks. Set access control with security groups without having to deal with IP whitelists.

Full Monitoring Access

Full Monitoring Access

Obtain complete monitoring accessibility to your Postgres performance metrics & server logs and generate slow queries heatmaps across various time ranges.

Compare Features

See how ScaleGrid PostgreSQL compares against Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL in database administrative features, backups, security, monitoring and management.

Overview

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

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

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


AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI
AWS only
AWS only

PostgreSQL Super User Access

Keep full super user administrative control over your PostgreSQL clusters

YesNo
No

SSH Access To The Underlying Machine

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

YesNo
No

Unlimited Extension Support for PostgreSQL

Install custom extensions as per your needs with no restrictions

Yes No
No

Leverage Local SSD Disk on AWS or Azure

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


Enterprise plans
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

YesYes

With dynamic read replica creations

Yes

With dynamic read replica creations

PostgreSQL Replication Technology

Replication model for PostgreSQL

Synchronous & Asynchronous
Custom Synchronous Replication
Custom Synchronous Replication

Performance Benchmark

See how ScaleGrid improves throughput across balanced workload scenarios

-
Coming soon
Coming soon

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

Selective Restores

Restore only the needed files from a backup

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


BYOC plans
Yes
Yes

Encryption at Rest

Disk encryption to protect your stored data against potential attacks

YesYes
Yes

Support

ScaleGridAmazon RDS

24x7 Support, 1 Hour Response SLA

24x7 support from database experts included free in your PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL Server Logs

Access up-to-date server logs

YesYes
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 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

PostgreSQL Configuration Management & Tuning

Customize your PostgreSQL configurations to automate your repetitive tasks

YesYes
Yes

PgBouncer Connection Pooling

Supoprt for the popular connection pooler, PgBouncer

Yes No
No

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