Does DO provide same level of service for mongodb as, say, https://mlab.com/ ? Or Is it just a bare install and I have to setup and admin everything myself? Like setting up backups and stuff..
No. We do not provide a managed MongoDB as a service. We do offer a MongoDB One-Click application which simply provides a pre-installed base to get you up and running quick. You can find more information about it in this article:
If you're looking for a database as a service offering that is network-close to you DigitalOcean servers, a number of companies like Compose.io offer deployments in our datacenters.
ScaleGrid provides a mongodb-as-a-service solution on DigitalOcean. We handle all aspects of mongodb mangement like creation, deletion, backup, restore, scale, os patching ,upgrade, slow query analysis, 24x7 monitoring etc. If you have any questions please let me know.