The ScaleGrid Console Developer Hub

Welcome to the ScaleGrid Console developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with ScaleGrid Console as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

Get Started    

Getting Started with ScaleGrid

This page will help you get started with ScaleGrid Console. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!

1. Start a Trial

Estimated time to complete: < 1 minute

To begin, you must first start a trial on the ScaleGrid Console. All accounts start as a trial, and you can update to a paid plan as soon as your account is created. Just enter a business email and a password, no credit card required.

2. Create a Free Trial Cluster

Estimated time to complete: < 1 minute

Check out the MongoDB and Redis management types for your cloud deployments:

MongoDB Cluster Setup
New MongoDB Cluster: Bring Your Own Cloud
New MongoDB Cluster: Dedicated Hosting
New MongoDB Cluster: Shared Hosting

Redis Cluster Setup
New Redis Cluster: Bring Your Own Cloud
New Redis Cluster: Dedicated Hosting

MySQL Cluster Setup
New MySQL Cluster: Bring Your Own Cloud
New MySQL Cluster: Dedicated Hosting

Cloud Profiles
What is a Cloud Profile?
Setup an AWS EC2 Cloud Profile
Setup an Azure (ARM) Cloud Profile

2.1 Choose Your Database Hosting Type

Estimated time to complete: < 1 minute

The ScaleGrid Console currently supports MongoDB, Redis, and MySQL on AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean. Here are the cloud providers available for MongoDB, Redis, and MySQL under our three database management plans:

  MongoDB Redis MySQL
Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)
Host your clusters in your own cloud account. Ideal for production workloads.
AWS Azure
Dedicated Hosting
Host your clusters on dedicated VM's with ScaleGrid. Ideal for production workloads.
AWS Azure
Shared Hosting
Host your clusters on shared VM's with ScaleGrid. Ideal for small data sets.
AWS - -

2.2 Compare Database Management Features by Plan

Estimated time to complete: < 1 minute

Check out our Pricing page or our ScaleGrid Pricing documentation to learn more about pricing for our Bring Your Own Cloud, Dedicated Hosting and Shared Hosting plans.

Each of the database management plans come with our full suite of management tools. Here is a high-level overview of the different features available to you under each plan:

  Bring Your Own Cloud Dedicated Hosting Shared Hosting
Pricing starts at: $20/month $35/month $10/GB
Host in your own account Yes - -
Bring your cloud hosting credits Yes - -
VPC and VNET support Yes - -
Use Reserved Instances Yes - -
Security Group access control Yes - -
Replica sets Yes Yes Yes
Full database admin control Yes Yes Yes
Free backups Yes Yes Yes
WiredTiger storage engine Yes Yes Yes
Data compression Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic scaling Yes Yes Yes
IP whitelist access control - Yes Yes
All-inclusive machine, disk and network costs - Yes Yes

For a complete list of ScaleGrid features by plan, visit:

3. Complete Your Account Setup

At ScaleGrid, we provide all of our users a 30-day free trial to evaluate the database management platform. If you have any questions on our capabilities, we encourage you to reach out to or connect via our 24/7 live chat support on the Console.

To finalize your account setup, visit our Billing page in Settings to enter your credit card information, or, simply click the Activate button in the top bar.