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ScaleGrid

MongoDB & Redis hosting database-as-a-service

4.66/5 (64 reviews)

ScaleGrid overview

What is 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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$9/month
Pricing options
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Markets

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

Supported languages

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ScaleGrid screenshot: MongoDB DBaaS dashboard for monitoring CPU, memory, network performance, and moreMongoDB Hosting: Create a New Dedicated Cluster [ScaleGrid DBaaS Tutorial]ScaleGrid screenshot: Manage and monitor MongoDB clusters within ScaleGridScaleGrid screenshot: View a MongoDB cluster list to monitor current clustersScaleGrid screenshot: Use the MongoDB cluster disk size visualization to monitor storage spaceScaleGrid screenshot: The MongoDB system monitoring view provides insight into system performance

ScaleGrid user reviews

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James D.

ScaleGrid for Startups

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Aaron F.

Just works!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hendi S.

It is very good PaaS

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Dave T.

Too expensive.

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2021-01-25
Review Source: Capterra

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/

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Anonymous

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

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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ScaleGrid pricing

Starting from
$9/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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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.

ScaleGrid features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts / Escalation
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Third Party Integrations

Activity Dashboard (323 other apps)
Activity Tracking (178 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (330 other apps)
Audit Management (180 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (250 other apps)
Compliance Management (225 other apps)
Dashboard (236 other apps)
Drag & Drop (184 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (286 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (411 other apps)
Search/Filter (268 other apps)
Workflow Management (214 other apps)

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Additional information for ScaleGrid

Key features of ScaleGrid

  • Data retrieval
  • Relational
  • NOSQL
  • Virtualization
  • Performance analysis
  • Backup and recovery
  • Queries
  • Data management
  • Database management
  • Ad hoc query
  • Automatic backup
  • Data connectors
  • Data visualization
  • Deployment management
  • Event logs
  • Real time monitoring
  • Software deployment
  • Software management
  • SSL security
  • Summary reports
  • Third party integration
  • Continuous backup
  • Database integration
  • Alerts / escalation
  • Data import/export
  • Data recovery
  • Database support
  • Monitoring
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Benefits

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.