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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    8.4

    Amazon Athena

    84%

    DigitalOcean

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Amazon Athena ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database scalability

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated backups

    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Amazon Athena

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    DigitalOcean

    81%
    DigitalOcean ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    26 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    28 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    20 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    25 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    30 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    29 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    29 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    28 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon Athena is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Amazon Athena

    93%
    3 Ratings
    8.5

    DigitalOcean

    85%
    31 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Athena

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Amazon Athena

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    DigitalOcean

    86%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Amazon Athena

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Amazon Athena

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Amazon Athena

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    DigitalOcean

    88%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Amazon Athena

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    If you are looking to take a lot of the traditional "database administration" work off someone's plate, going with Amazon Athena certainly has "no code" options to optimize lots of database tasks. I would say this option is less appropriate if you have other Microsoft things at play, such as Power BI.
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    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean is a powerful tool with respect to the services and pricing that it offers. It is easier than other products and also provides servers that are inexpensive with great performance. DigitalOcean also offers additional add-ons such as additional IP addresses, scheduling of backups, etc. One of the best advantages is that it is efficient and is open source. Although, it is suited for a firm that is looking to cut down cost. Also, it is not suited for an organization where the dev/platform/DBA team is less experienced.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • Nested Schemas like JSON data structure
    • Ability to adapt the data model to fit your queries better
    • Performance Improvement
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    DigitalOcean

    • DigitalOcean provides some of the best cost-to-value services available
    • The DigitalOcean cloud console is very intuitive and easy to navigate
    • DigitalOcean has great support for Docker and other dev ops tools like Terraform.
    • DigitalOcean iterates quickly and provides cutting edge features for organizations that want to keep up with the latest and greatest dev ops tooling
    • DigitalOcean has a great developer community and numerous support docs/tutorials
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Query manager can incoperate GUI based query designer
    • Auto-completion engine sometimes overwrite the query
    • Time range selection should be implicit
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    DigitalOcean

    • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
    • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
    • There are no regions available on South America.
    • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
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    Pricing Details

    Amazon Athena

    Starting Price

    $5 per TB of Data Scanned

    Editions & Modules

    Amazon Athena editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Price per Query$5.001

    Footnotes

    1. per TB of Data Scanned

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    DigitalOcean

    Starting Price

    $5 Starting Price Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    DigitalOcean editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1GB-16GB$5.001
    8GB-160GB$60.002

    Footnotes

    1. Starting Price Per Month
    2. Starting Price Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
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    Usability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    I honestly can't think of an easier way to set up and maintain your own server. Being able to set up a server in minutes and have fully control is awesome. The UX is incredibly intuitive for first-time users as well so there's no reason to be intimidated when it comes to giving DigitalOcean a shot.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
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    Performance

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
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    Support Rating

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon AWS

    Amazon Athena, a product from Amazon, competes with offerings from Google and Microsoft. Overall, I think your database choice depends on some of the other applications you are running at your company. For example, if you are using Microsoft Power BI for reporting needs, you might want to consider going the Azure route.
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    DigitalOcean

    Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
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    Scalability

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
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    Return on Investment

    Amazon AWS

    • Easy to query terabytes of data with faster response
    • Pricing model is also cheap
    • No indexing and partitioning
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    DigitalOcean

    • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
    • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
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