Heroku Postgres vs PaaS DB PostgreSQL

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Heroku Postgres vs PaaS DB PostgreSQL: 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 PaaS DB PostgreSQL? Get a managed database ready to use. A simple product to get an operational database without any pain about server management, security settings and upgrading. We provide resources to instanciate your database (PostgreSQL 9.4). Our goal is to propose this service with an hourly billing.

Heroku Postgres and PaaS DB PostgreSQL belong to "PostgreSQL as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Advice on Heroku Postgres and PaaS DB PostgreSQL

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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David Weinberg

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

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Max Musing
Founder & CEO at BaseDash · | 1 upvotes · 45.9K views

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

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Pros of Heroku Postgres
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    Cons of Heroku Postgres
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      Super expensive
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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 PaaS DB PostgreSQL?

      A simple product to get an operational database without any pain about server management, security settings and upgrading. We provide resources to instanciate your database (PostgreSQL 9.4). Our goal is to propose this service with an hourly billing.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

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