About ScaleGrid

ScaleGrid is a database-as-a-service (DaaS) hosting platform for MongoDB and Redis which allows businesses to deploy, monitor, scale, and backup their MongoDB and Redis clusters within the cloud on AWK, Azure, DigitalOcean, VMware, and OpenStack. ScaleGrid is designed for developers to assist their day-to-day workload by automating database operations and optimizing deployments.

With ScaleGrid, businesses and dev teams can manage and monitor their MongoDB and Redis clusters, and save time by automating database monitoring, management, and maintenance tasks. ScaleGrid functions on a database-as-a-service model meaning that users can run applications without worrying about downtime, and scale their database to any size as and when it is required. Automatic backups can be carried out within ScaleGrid for MongoDB and Redis clusters for both dedicated and shared hosting plans, and backup schedules can be created to define intervals at which data should be replicated.

ScaleGrid offers MongoDB hosting, management, backup, and deployment on AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean platforms, with the tools to backup and scale MongoDB JSON documents. Users maintain full MongoDB admin access when using ScaleGrid, meaning multiple clusters can be managed from the root in one management console. ScaleGrid facilitates the customization of replica set configurations in order to ensure redundancy failover protection when deploying database productions.

Redis database hosting is also facilitated within ScaleGrid with tools including persistence customization, point-in-time backups, full Redis admin access, data encryption, Redis system monitoring and metric-based alerts, cross-region Redis replicas, and more. Redis servers can be deployed in an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) subnet, and can support Amazon VPC when hosted using the "Bring Your Own Cloud" plan.

Key benefits of ScaleGrid

  • Host MongoDB and Redis clusters in the cloud with ScaleGrid which offers tools for deploying, monitoring, backing-up, and scaling clusters from one platform.

  • Backup data automatically and setup backup schedules to predefine the time intervals at which data should be backed up. Benefit from disk encryption to ensure data is stored securely.

  • Deploy, monitor, scale, and backup MongoDB and Redis clusters within the cloud on AWK, Azure, DigitalOcean, VMware, and OpenStack platforms.

  • Save time by automating database operations such as OS patching, upgrades, backups, log rotations, alerts, and more.

  • Maintain full admin control over MongoDB and Redis clusters and databases and benefit from full SSH root access to the underlying machines through the ScaleGrid interface.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 4 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Images

    MongoDB DBaaS dashboard for monitoring CPU, memory, network performance, and more
    Manage and monitor MongoDB clusters within ScaleGrid
    View a MongoDB cluster list to monitor current clusters
    Use the MongoDB cluster disk size visualization to monitor storage space
    The MongoDB system monitoring view provides insight into system performance
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    ScaleGrid screenshot: MongoDB DBaaS dashboard for monitoring CPU, memory, network performance, and more ScaleGrid screenshot: Manage and monitor MongoDB clusters within ScaleGrid ScaleGrid screenshot: View a MongoDB cluster list to monitor current clusters ScaleGrid screenshot: Use the MongoDB cluster disk size visualization to monitor storage space ScaleGrid screenshot: The MongoDB system monitoring view provides insight into system performance

    Features

    Total features of ScaleGrid: 27

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Automatic Backup
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Dictionary Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Migration
    • Data Recovery
    • Data Replication
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Visualization
    • Database Conversion
    • Database Support
    • Event Logs
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
    • NOSQL
    • Performance Analysis
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Relational
    • SSL Security
    • Summary Reports
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Virtualization

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (64)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,7/5
    Customer Support
    4,7/5

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    James D.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    ScaleGrid for Startups

    Reviewed on 2018/12/17

    As the CTO of an Ad Tech startup which is currently disrupting the broadcast and broadband...

    As the CTO of an Ad Tech startup which is currently disrupting the broadcast and broadband marketing industry, I truly appreciate how ScaleGrid is helping us rapidly grow and scale our cutting edge platform (advocado.media). ScaleGrid streamlines the MongoDB dev ops and allows us to focus on building out the business critical features that are driving the growth of our platform.

    Pros

    The ease of use was fantastic! The dev ops that goes into setting up scalable and redundant MongoDB clusters in Microsoft Azure is fairly daunting, but ScaleGrid automates 95% of that! They also make it very easy to switch from Azure to AWS, an initiative of ours which is currently underway. We are also currently implementing a sharding solution for improved horizontal scalability and ScaleGrid has made that process much easier to manage as well.

    Cons

    There is not much to not like about ScaleGrid. My biggest complaint is the lack of multi user account with groups and access controls, this forces us to use a single login to manage our ScaleGrid instances, which is not ideal. I think the monitoring metrics are in a pretty good place now but could be improved to be more on par with what you get from a more mature platform like AWS RDS for example.

    Aaron F.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Just works!

    Reviewed on 2020/09/17

    Exceptional product and exceptional customer service.

    Exceptional product and exceptional customer service.

    Pros

    Although I could have spun up yet another database in Azure or AWS, I found during the proof of concept stage that even though it is an Azure or AWS solution that ScaleGrid is managing, the throughput and reliability is much higher.
    In fact, it is because ScaleGrid effectively manage the instance for us that I decided to let them take the hassle.

    Cons

    It is slightly more expensive than going direct but the value add of being fully managed and pre-configured was worth the additional spend.

    Hendi S.
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    • Industry: Broadcast Media
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    It is very good PaaS

    Reviewed on 2021/03/28

    It is very good

    It is very good

    Pros

    Easy to use i like this PaaS most. I hope I can cheaper again.

    Cons

    Take time to create provitioning. Easy to use i like this PaaS most. I hope I can cheaper again.

    Dave T.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Too expensive.

    Reviewed on 2021/01/25

    A basic droplet on DigitalOcean/Linode cost $5, while ScaleGrid is at $10, which is fine because...

    A basic droplet on DigitalOcean/Linode cost $5, while ScaleGrid is at $10, which is fine because they provide Dbaas.

    However scaling upwards becomes increasingly expensive.
    DO Droplet Original Price. / ScaleGrid Price
    $5 | $10
    $10 | $35
    $20 | $80

    With the price difference, you are better off using MongoDB Cloud Manager, at $35/server agent.

    Spoke to ScaleGrid support, and they said they price this way because that's how DigitalOcean Managed Databases are priced, which I find it quite a laugh. DigitalOcean, as the service provider, also provides the SLA, and automatic failover, while ScaleGrid is basically just... a web interface.

    Conclusion: Just overly expensive for the service it's providing.

    Pros

    I'm using MongoDB and it's easy to spin up a database, though it takes about 20 minutes to complete the set up.

    Backup services etc seems ideal, with different frequency settings.
    Automatic replica and sharded cluster set ups (though I've never tried).

    Cons

    Expensive, just expensive.
    Slow - Spinning up server takes a long time (20-30 minutes).
    Updating takes a long time.
    Migration also takes a long time.

    They claimed they use encryption at rest, while that is only available in MongoDB Enterprise version. They are not using enterprise version.

    Response from ScaleGrid

    Thanks for sharing your experience! Regarding setup, it takes 15-20 mins to spin up a cluster as we create dedicated machines from scratch, saving users 3x the time through automation. Updates/migrations do take time, as these are performed so there is no downtime. We perform encryption at rest using OS encryption based on LUKS - so you don't need MongoDB enterprise for it.

    DigitalOcean as a service provider does not provide the services you need for a production database - high availability, backup/restore, monitoring, upgrade, support, etc. A better comparison is against DigitalOcean managed databases where we average 30% more storage for the same price. ScaleGrid is the actual management platform, DigitalOcean is simply the cloud resources offered through our service. If you compare our DBaaS vs. DigitalOcean, you'll see we offer 40% higher throughput and 30% lower latency: https://scalegrid.io/blog/best-mysql-digitalocean-performance-scalegrid-vs-digitalocean-managed-databases/

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    When you're a growing startup, ScaleGrid is a solid alternative to the other clouds

    Reviewed on 2021/02/10

    We were looking for a dedicated cloud hosting provider for our databases. Because...

    We were looking for a dedicated cloud hosting provider for our databases. Because AWS/Google/Digital Ocean lock you in via egress costs, it was imperative we found a solid, cost-friendly solution. ScaleGrid was an awesome choice. Haven't looked back since.

    Pros

    Getting instances up, keeping them running, and having a steady/solid cloud platform is what ScaleGrid is all about.

    Cons

    One thing I wish ScaleGrid had for their Mongo DB product was an admin UI similar to Mongo Compass, where you can make edits via a web interface.

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    ScaleGrid offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$9,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    ScaleGrid offers 4 different types of pricing groups; Bring Your Own Cloud, Dedicated Clusters, Shared Clusters, and Consulting. Pricing varies depending on desired amount of RAM and database type. MongoDB - AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean: starting at $20/mo Redis - AWS: starting at $9/mo Contact ScaleGrid for more specific information on pricing.

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    ScaleGrid has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    ScaleGrid supports the following languages:

    English

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    ScaleGrid offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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