Heroku Redis vs PostgreSQL: What are the differences?
Developers describe Heroku Redis as "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. On the other hand, PostgreSQL is detailed as "A powerful, open source object-relational database system". PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Heroku Redis belongs to "Redis Hosting" category of the tech stack, while PostgreSQL can be primarily classified under "Databases".
PostgreSQL is an open source tool with 5.38K GitHub stars and 1.79K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PostgreSQL's open source repository on GitHub.
reddit, Instacart, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use PostgreSQL, whereas Heroku Redis is used by Big Interview, Organize, and Singu. PostgreSQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2701 company stacks & 2097 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Redis, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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