Price Comparisons

ScaleEngine Vs. Amazon

Amazon is cheap right? Couple of bucks right? $1.774/hr for a streaming server, sounds great! From their page,

You are charged $85.00 once a month regardless of how many instances you launch after subscribing.

Their words, not ours. And you haven't begun to run your events. Along with prohibitive costs for 24/7 streaming the data ingress and egress charges will pile up. And support is only available on a payment basis.

ScaleEngine is $25 per month. Just with $85 to get your foot in the door at Amazon, you would be streaming 24/7 with 650GB of data streamed out to viewers. With effective direct support and excellent features that are built for real world streaming requirements.


Monthly Pay As You Go

  • $25 per month
  • Live Streaming 24/7 included (with Backup Origin)
  • Video-on-Demand: Complete solution
  • Bandwidth: $0.09/GB Exact Usage
  • Player: Use our Clappr player, anywhere
  • Cancellation: Month to month, cancel anytime

Amazon EC2

Monthly Pay As You Go

  • $85 per month to start
  • Live Streaming with EC2 instances at $1.774/hr
  • Video-on-Demand: user must set up
  • Bandwidth: same $0.09 per GB monthly
  • Player: Bring your own
  • Cancellation: You lose all setup and data, or keep paying

ScaleEngine Vs. Vimeo

Vimeo locks you into an annual contract, and caps your bandwidth at 2TB per month. Vimeo makes you use their player, and restricts where you can use it.

ScaleEngine is a pure month to month deal, and we charge you only for data you use. ScaleEngine has no restrictions on streams, or players. Your content is yours.


Monthly Pay As You Go

  • Live Streaming with Backup Origin
  • Video-on-Demand: Pay only For Storage
  • Bandwidth: $0.09/GB Exact Usage
  • Player: use our player generator, or any player you wish, anywhere
  • Roku/AppleTV: Place URLs in your app
  • Cancellation: Month to month, cancel anytime


Pay Annually up front

  • Live Streaming only with their player
  • Video-on-Demand: Limited to 240 clips annually
  • Bandwidth: totally capped at 2TB monthly
  • Player: Their Branded Player
  • Roku/AppleTV: URLs cannot be used for apps
  • Cancellation: You pay up front for the whole year, and can cancel only within the first 30 days

ScaleEngine Vs. Wowza

Wowza has a similar $25 a month pay as you go plan to ours, which we have been offering since 2010. Their offering is inferior, with hourly charges just to SEND any stream to them, and an expensive way to count viewers, by "hour", so that any single viewer costs you $0.10 whether they watch for 59 seconds (likely) or 59 minutes (unlikely). They also upcharge for streaming to Facebook, and do not offer VOD service, recording, or DVR.

Scaleengine's famous $25 per month plan has no charges to send us streams. You can stream 24/7 to us. 24/7 streaming is a whole other level of expense with Wowza Cloud. Our viewer charges are simply exact data usage. A 59 second view is charged as a tiny amount of data. One hundred of those might add to the one hour Wowza charges for ONE viewer. When our other features like transcoding pricing (at $100 flat monthly for 24/7 1080p) are factored in, we are a much better value. Plus we answer the phone and email you directly!


$25 Pay As You Go

  • Unlimited Hours of Live Streaming with a Backup Origin
  • Video-on-Demand: Pay only For Storage
  • Viewers: $0.09/GB Exact Usage
  • Facebook Push: Simple bandwidth at $0.09 per GB
  • Lots of extra Features

Wowza Cloud

$25 Pay As You Go

  • All Live Streaming Activity is an Additional $2.50/hour
  • Video-on-Demand: Not Included
  • Viewers: $0.10 per viewer hour
  • Facebook Push: $0.25 per hour
  • Everything is Extra