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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS Cloud9

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    DigitalOcean

    80%
    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
    8.0
    80%
    28 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    20 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    25 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    30 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    29 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    29 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    28 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • DigitalOcean is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.5

    AWS Cloud9

    65%
    9 Ratings
    8.5

    DigitalOcean

    85%
    31 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS Cloud9

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    AWS Cloud9

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.6

    DigitalOcean

    86%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    AWS Cloud9

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    AWS Cloud9

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    AWS Cloud9

    80%
    3 Ratings
    8.8

    DigitalOcean

    88%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    AWS Cloud9

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS Cloud9

    AWS Cloud9 is great for product engineering and coding where you must take time to pair program and code in a specific isolated environment. It is entirely cloud based so there's no worry about saving and data consistency. It is all hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It is less appropriate for more general workflows that don't require a specific cloud instance.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AWS Cloud9

    • It provides an extremely intuitive and easy-to-use interface, so adapting to it does not take much time.
    • It contains the most common programming languages.
    • It allows the export of files, either directly to the repository or to the team where you want it.
    • It is housed in the cloud so you can work with it from anywhere.
    • Allows you to share code or work on them with others in real-time.
    • Does not require installation.
    maría jose gonzalez ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AWS Cloud9

    • Confusing documentation - AWS's documentation remains quite confusing, and the layout of other services/settings that you have to use with Cloud9 can be a bit of a handful.
    • Sometimes slow - As the size of a project increases, the editor gets increasingly slower, and starts slowing down the browser overall.
    • Long setup process - The setup for Cloud9 can be hard and tough, especially since the documentation is quite hard to understand.
    Fedor Paretsky | 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

    Pricing Details

    AWS Cloud9

    General

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

    Starting Price

    AWS Cloud9 Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    DigitalOcean

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $5 Starting Price Per Month

    DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

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

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS Cloud9

    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

    AWS Cloud9

    AWS Cloud9 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The interface for Cloud9 needs some improvement. It is simply not as powerful and intelligent as a local text editor would be and thus it lacks the capabilities of fast filling when coding. Otherwise, I think it has a fair interface that they have tried mimicking an IDE.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 8.6
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    AWS Cloud9

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
    Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    AWS Cloud9

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
    Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    AWS Cloud9

    AWS Cloud9 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    Customer support is managed by the Cloud support team. I won't be able to comment on details, but it's fast.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    DigitalOcean

    DigitalOcean 8.8
    Based on 18 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

    AWS Cloud9

    [AWS] Cloud9 offers specific features not available in the competition: Code collaboration using the chat features is the highlight which sets it apart. [The] code completion feature makes [it] very similar to the offline IDE like eclipse. It's much easier to use compared to Codeanywhere. It provides terminal access to EC2 instances and hence other amazon services.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    AWS Cloud9

    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

    AWS Cloud9

    • Positive: No need to buy additional hardware to serve as buffer.
    • Negative: Service downtime causes significant productivity losses.
    • Negative: Users get locked into a certain subset of tools, which are not always appropriate.
    Anonymous | 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

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