DigitalOcean is an American cloud infrastructure provider organization founded in 2011 by Ben and Moisey Uretsky. DigitalOcean headquarters are located in New York City with data centers worldwide. DigitalOcean provides developers, startups, and SMBs with cloud infrastructure-as-a-service platforms. In 2012, DigitalOcean launched its first virtual private server (VPS) offerings, and quickly gained popularity among developers due to its ease of use, affordability, and fast provisioning times. DigitalOcean has also grown significantly in terms of its user base and funding. Prior to its IPO in March 2021, the company boasted over 500,000 customers and raised over $300 million in funding.
DigitalOcean Managed Databases launched with PostgreSQL in early 2019. In August of that year they added MySQL and Redis also. Managed MongoDB was added in 2021. These services are fully managed and offer automated backups, point-in-time recovery, and automatic security updates. The databases can be scaled up or down with ease, and users can choose the amount of storage they need.
Managed PostgreSQL is a fully managed database service based on the popular PostgreSQL database engine. It provides features like automatic failover, read replicas, and SSL encryption, making it easy to deploy and manage PostgreSQL databases in the cloud.
Managed MySQL is a fully managed database service based on the MySQL database engine. It provides features like automatic failover, read replicas, and SSL encryption, making it easy to deploy and manage MySQL databases in the cloud.
Managed Redis is a fully managed, in-memory data store that supports caching and real-time applications. It provides features like high availability, automatic failover, and SSL encryption, making it easy to deploy and manage Redis instances in the cloud.
In addition to these managed database offerings, DigitalOcean also provides a range of other services and tools for building and managing applications in the cloud, including load balancers, block storage, and Kubernetes clusters.