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Heroku Postgres

Heroku's Database-as-a-Service. Based on the most powerful open-source database, PostgreSQL

What is 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.
Heroku Postgres is a tool in the PostgreSQL as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Heroku Postgres?

126 companies reportedly use Heroku Postgres in their tech stacks, including Digital Services, StackShare API, and Dubsmash.

228 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Heroku Postgres.

Heroku Postgres Integrations

PostgreSQL, Heroku, CircleCI, Stitch, and Backand are some of the popular tools that integrate with Heroku Postgres. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Heroku Postgres.
Pros of Heroku Postgres
Easy to setup
Follower databases
Dataclips for sharing queries
Extremely reliable
Decisions about Heroku Postgres

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Heroku Postgres in their tech stack.

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Hi team, we are building up a ecommerce marketplace with both sides (sellers and buyers), now, we have made the forntend dev, but we are facing the choice of database selection. we would use Amazon S3 as cloud storage, but hard to choose the database between No-SQL (Heroku Postgres and MongoDB) For the tech stack; we are using Next.js and Node.js for the front and backend. so please share your professional input. thanks in advance

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Priit Kaasik
CTO at Katana Cloud Inventory · | 8 upvotes · 398.1K views
Shared insights

We undertook the task of building a manufacturing ERP for small branded manufacturers. We needed to build a lot, fast with a small team, and have clear focus on product delivery. We chose JavaScript / Node.js ( React + LoopBack full stack) , Heroku and Heroku Postgres (also Heroku Redis ) . This decision has guided us to picking other key technologies. It has granted us high pace of product delivery and service availability while operating with a small team.

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Heroku Postgres's Features

  • High Availability
  • Rollback
  • Dataclips
  • Automated Health Checks

Heroku Postgres Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Heroku Postgres?
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
ClearDB uses a combination of advanced replication techniques, advanced cluster technology, and layered web services to provide you with a MySQL database that is "smarter" than usual.
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Google Cloud SQL
Run the same relational databases you know with their rich extension collections, configuration flags and developer ecosystem, but without the hassle of self management.
Heroku Redis
Heroku Redis is an in-memory key-value data store, run by Heroku, that is provisioned and managed as an add-on. Heroku Redis is accessible from any language with a Redis driver, including all languages and frameworks supported by Heroku.
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Heroku Postgres's Followers
314 developers follow Heroku Postgres to keep up with related blogs and decisions.