The Basics

Amazon Web Services
Website aws.amazon.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2006
Data Center Locations 31
Example Customers Vanguard, Disney, Samsung, Zocdoc, GoPro
DigitalOcean
Website digitalocean.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2011
Data Center Locations 14
Example Customers Crisp, ScraperAPI, GHost, and CTO.ai

Cost Comparison

How do Amazon Web Services's prices compare against DigitalOcean?

Example configuration Amazon Web Services DigitalOcean
VM Small $7.49 / mo 2 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (t3.micro) $6.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic)
VM Medium $119.80 / mo 4 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (t3.xlarge) $48.00 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (Basic)
VM Large $248.20 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (c5.2xlarge) $168.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (CPU-Optimized)
Block Storage $8.00 / mo 100 GB $10.00 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $24.63 / mo 1 TB $20.00 / mo 1 TiB
Load Balancer $22.57 / mo Network Load Balancer $12.00 / mo
Managed PostgreSQL $57.59 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (db.t3.medium) $60.00 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 60 GB storage
Managed Redis®* $114.58 / mo 1 vCPU, 1.55 GiB RAM (cache.t2.small) $15.00 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM
Serverless 25M Executions $36.26 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration $34.69 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 100 GB / mo 100 GB - 10 TB / mo per instance
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $92.16 $10.00

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Amazon Web Services and DigitalOcean offer:

Service Amazon Web Services DigitalOcean
Block Storage
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Container Registry
GPU-powered Servers
Load Balancer
Managed Containers
Managed Kubernetes
Managed MySQL
Managed PostgreSQL
Managed Redis®*
Object Storage
Serverless Cron Jobs
Serverless Functions
Static Sites
Virtual Private Server (VPS)

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Our data for Amazon Web Services was last updated on Feb. 29, 2024, and for DigitalOcean on June 12, 2024.