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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is very well suited for scripted pipelines and handling media file transcoding. It works in the background and is fast. Large media encodes are handled very well
Dan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

Scenarios where DigitalOcean is well suited:- I would recommend DigitalOcean for any startup looking to get up and running quickly, but concerned about scalability and infrastructure costs- DigitalOcean is also a powerful tool for running microservices; it can be useful for prototyping or quickly launching pre-configured servicesScenarios where DigitalOcean is less appropriate:- DigitalOcean would be less appropriate for companies with limited devops experience in their teams (you need to be more on top of your infrastructure and may not get the automated infrastructure updates that you would from something like AWS).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
9.4
DigitalOcean
8.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
10.0
DigitalOcean
9.3
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.1
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
10.0
DigitalOcean
9.0
Monitoring tools
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
8.0
DigitalOcean
8.5
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
8.0
DigitalOcean
8.8
Operating system support
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
9.0
DigitalOcean
8.7
Security controls
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
10.0
DigitalOcean
8.0

Pros

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

  • Converting between media file types
  • Generating Presets for common jobs
  • Tracking Encoding Jobs
  • Queueing and notifications
Dan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

  • Ease of use - You can get set up with a new server in a matter of minutes. It doesn't get any easier than that.
  • Support - The public forums are incredibly helpful as are the official help articles. I've never needed to contact the support team because of this. All of the information is at my fingertips.
  • Pricing - We're only paying $10/mo for a solution that gives our customers more confidence in us and is a selling point for us.
Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder requires a fair amount of setup.
Dan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.5
Based on 6 answers
While DigitalOcean is a top notch host in our opinion, it could be more user friendly. There have been great strides taken in the last year with user friendliness, and while if you are experienced with web hosting, the services they offer will be easy to use, if you are not then it will require some research on your part.
Brandon Mullins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Elastic Transcoder 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Amazon Elastic Transcoder is the same as any other service within AWS. If you are familiar with AWS, it is easy to start using Elastic Transcoder
Dan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.6
Based on 10 answers
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.
Bobby Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

No answers on this topic

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.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder is faster and costs less than most competitors
Dan Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jeanine Schoessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Elastic Transcoder Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

DigitalOcean

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

Edition
1GB-16GB$5.001
8GB-160GB$60.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
9.0
DigitalOcean
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
DigitalOcean
9.0

Usability

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
DigitalOcean
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
DigitalOcean
10.0

Performance

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
DigitalOcean
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
8.0
DigitalOcean
8.6

Scalability

Amazon Elastic Transcoder
DigitalOcean
10.0

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