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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud

What is Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?

Amazon RDS manages complex and time-consuming administrative tasks such as PostgreSQL software installation and upgrades, storage management, replication for high availability and back-ups for disaster recovery. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can deploy a PostgreSQL database with automatically configured database parameters for optimal performance. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances can be provisioned with either standard storage or Provisioned IOPS storage. Once provisioned, you can scale from 10GB to 3TB of storage and from 1,000 IOPS to 30,000 IOPS.
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is a tool in the PostgreSQL as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?

Companies
301 companies reportedly use Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL in their tech stacks, including Netflix, Amazon, and Instacart.

Developers
386 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Integrations

Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Glue, Liquibase, Redash, and GoLand are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.
Pros of Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
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Easy setup, backup, monitoring
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Geospatial support
2
Master-master replication using Multi-AZ instance
Decisions about Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL in their tech stack.

From a StackShare Community member: "We’re debating going with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon DynamoDB. Cost is our main concern but we’re also curious about other potential benefits/differences. Which one would you recommend and why?"

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL's Features

  • Monitoring and Metrics –Amazon RDS provides Amazon CloudWatch metrics for you DB Instance deployments at no additional charge.
  • DB Event Notifications –Amazon RDS provides Amazon SNS notifications via email or SMS for your DB Instance deployments.
  • Automatic Software Patching – Amazon RDS will make sure that the PostgreSQL software powering your deployment stays up-to-date with the latest patches.
  • Automated Backups – Turned on by default, the automated backup feature of Amazon RDS enables point-in-time recovery for your DB Instance.
  • DB Snapshots – DB Snapshots are user-initiated backups of your DB Instance.
  • Pre-configured Parameters – Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL deployments are pre-configured with a sensible set of parameters and settings appropriate for the DB Instance class you have selected.
  • PostGIS
  • Language Extensions :PL/Perl, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl
  • Full Text Search Dictionaries
  • Advanced Data Types : HStore, JSON
  • Core PostgreSQL engine features

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?
Heroku Postgres
Heroku Postgres provides a SQL database-as-a-service that lets you focus on building your application instead of messing around with database management.
Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
Cloud SQL offers high performance, scalability, and convenience. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform, Cloud SQL provides a database infrastructure for applications running anywhere.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides a managed database service for app development and deployment that allows you to stand up a PostgreSQL database in minutes and scale on the fly – on the cloud you trust most.
ElephantSQL
ElephantSQL hosts PostgreSQL on Amazon EC2 in multiple regions and availability zones. The servers are continuously transferring the Write-Ahead-Log (the transaction log) to S3 for maximum reliability.
Database Labs
We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator.
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