ScaleGrid vs. DigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Compare DigitalOcean Managed Databases vs. ScaleGrid to see which offers the best PostgreSQL hosting on DigitalOcean.

Compare Features

See how ScaleGrid stacks up against DigitalOcean Managed Databases for PostgreSQL in key database management features, automation tools, replication and security:

Overview

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Supported PostgreSQL Versions

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

9.6.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x
10.x, 11.x
No

PostgreSQL Super User Access

Keep full superuser administrative control over your PostgreSQL deployments

YesNo
No

Unlimited PostgreSQL Extension Support

Install custom extensions as per your needs with no restrictions

Yes No
No

In-Place Major PostgreSQL Version Upgrades

YesNo
No

Replication

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL Replication Options

Customize your PostgreSQL synchronization type for your deployment needs

Synchronous & Asynchronous
Asynchronous
No

Offsite Replica Support

Securely replicate your PostgreSQL data to a remote site

YesNo
No

Multi-Region Replication

Easily handle entire region outages with cross-region support

Yes

Only for read replicas

No

Only for read replicas

Admin & Management

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

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 through an interactive console

YesNo
No

PostgreSQL Reports on Database Usage

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

YesNo
No

Data Import

Automate the import of your PostgreSQL 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

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

High Availability

Easily distribute your PostgreSQL deployment to improve your application uptime

YesYes
Yes

On-Demand Scaling

Scale your PostgreSQL deployment on-demand with minimal downtime

Yes Yes
Yes

Read Replicas

Set up read-only PostgreSQL standby 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 PostgreSQL server instance

Yes Yes
Yes

Security

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Encryption in Transit

Encrypt your PostgreSQL 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

YesNo
No

Monitoring & Alerts

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

OS Metrics

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

Yes No
No

PostgreSQL Metrics

Monitor important PostgreSQL metrics and connections to improve performance

Yes Yes
Yes

PostgreSQL Activity Statistics

Get in-depth insights on your PostgreSQL database tables indexes and more

Yes No
No

Custom Alerts

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

Yes Yes
Yes

Support

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

24/7 Support

Get 24/7 support included from PostgreSQL database experts

YesYes
Yes

Backup

ScaleGrid PostgreSQLDigitalOcean PostgreSQL

Scheduled & On-Demand Backups

Automate your PostgreSQL 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 performance vs. DigitalOcean for PostgreSQL across workload types.

Throughput

We measure PostgreSQL throughput in terms of transactions processed. Compare the throughput average (ms) across write-intensive, balanced workloads and read-intensive workloads for a large deployment with 16GB of RAM.

ScaleGrid PostgreSQL averages over 94% higher throughput across balanced workload configurations compared to DigitalOcean for PostgreSQL.

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Latency

We measure PostgreSQL latency average (ms) across write-intensive, balanced workloads and read-intensive workloads for a large deployment with 16GB of RAM.

ScaleGrid PostgreSQL averages over 48% lower latency across balanced workload configurations compared to DigitalOcean for PostgreSQL.

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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 PostgreSQL is also all-inclusive, but requires a minimum monthly spend of $500 to qualify for their Business Support.

ScaleGrid offers the same pricing as DigitalOcean with 74% higher average throughput and 42% lower average latency performance. Compare plans and pricing across 1, 2 and 3 data-bearing node configurations.

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ScaleGrid vs. DigitalOcean PostgreSQL Pricing Comparison

Compare monthly pricing for PostgreSQL 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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