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Heroku Postgres vs Heroku Redis: What are the differences?

What is Heroku Postgres? Heroku's Database-as-a-Service. Based on the most powerful open-source database, PostgreSQL. Heroku Postgres provides a SQL database-as-a-service that lets you focus on building your application instead of messing around with database management.

What is Heroku Redis? Reliable and powerful Redis as a service. 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.

Heroku Postgres belongs to "PostgreSQL as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Heroku Redis can be primarily classified under "Redis Hosting".

Luckycycle, FarmLogs, and Watsi are some of the popular companies that use Heroku Postgres, whereas Heroku Redis is used by Big Interview, Organize, and Singu. Heroku Postgres has a broader approval, being mentioned in 74 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Redis, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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Considering moving part of our PostgreSQL database infrastructure to the cloud, however, not quite sure between AWS, Heroku, Azure and Google cloud. Things to consider: The main reason is for backing up and centralize all our data in the cloud. With that in mind the main elements are: -Pricing for storage. -Small team. -No need for high throughput. -Support for docker swarm and Kubernetes.

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Max Musing
Founder & CEO at BaseDash · | 1 upvotes · 37.5K views

DigitalOcean's offering is pretty solid. Easy to scale, great UI, automatic daily backups, decent pricing.

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David Weinberg

Good balance between easy to manage, pricing, docs and features.

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Pros of Heroku Postgres
Pros of Heroku Redis
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    Easy to setup
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    Follower databases
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    Dataclips for sharing queries
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    Extremely reliable
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    More reliable than the other Redis add-ons

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Cons of Heroku Postgres
Cons of Heroku Redis
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    Super expensive
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    More expensive than the other options

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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.

What is 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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MongoDB
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
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
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.
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
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