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Amazon RDS vs Heroku Postgres: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon RDS as "Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud". Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call. On the other hand, Heroku Postgres is detailed as "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.

Amazon RDS and Heroku Postgres are primarily classified as "SQL Database as a Service" and "PostgreSQL as a Service" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Amazon RDS are:

  • Pre-configured Parameters
  • Monitoring and Metrics
  • Automatic Software Patching

On the other hand, Heroku Postgres provides the following key features:

  • High Availability
  • Rollback
  • Dataclips

"Reliable failovers" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon RDS over the competitors, whereas "Easy to setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Heroku Postgres.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon RDS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1437 company stacks & 526 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Postgres, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 39 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.

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.
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    What are some alternatives to Amazon RDS and Heroku Postgres?
    Amazon Redshift
    It is optimized for data sets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions.
    Apache Aurora
    Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation.
    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.
    Oracle
    Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
    Google Cloud SQL
    MySQL databases deployed in the cloud without a fuss. Google Cloud Platform provides you with powerful databases that run fast, don鈥檛 run out of space and give your application the redundant, reliable storage it needs.
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    Decisions about Amazon RDS and Heroku Postgres
    Tim Specht
    Tim Specht
    鈥嶤o-Founder and CTO at Dubsmash | 13 upvotes 57.3K views
    atDubsmashDubsmash
    Amazon RDS for Aurora
    Amazon RDS for Aurora
    Redis
    Redis
    Amazon DynamoDB
    Amazon DynamoDB
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Heroku
    Heroku
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL
    #PlatformAsAService
    #Databases
    #NosqlDatabaseAsAService
    #SqlDatabaseAsAService

    Over the years we have added a wide variety of different storages to our stack including PostgreSQL (some hosted by Heroku, some by Amazon RDS) for storing relational data, Amazon DynamoDB to store non-relational data like recommendations & user connections, or Redis to hold pre-aggregated data to speed up API endpoints.

    Since we started running Postgres ourselves on RDS instead of only using the managed offerings of Heroku, we've gained additional flexibility in scaling our application while reducing costs at the same time.

    We are also heavily testing Amazon RDS for Aurora in its Postgres-compatible version and will also give the new release of Aurora Serverless a try!

    #SqlDatabaseAsAService #NosqlDatabaseAsAService #Databases #PlatformAsAService

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    Julien DeFrance
    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 16 upvotes 373.9K views
    atSmartZipSmartZip
    Amazon DynamoDB
    Amazon DynamoDB
    Ruby
    Ruby
    Node.js
    Node.js
    AWS Lambda
    AWS Lambda
    New Relic
    New Relic
    Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    Elasticsearch
    Elasticsearch
    Superset
    Superset
    Amazon Quicksight
    Amazon Quicksight
    Amazon Redshift
    Amazon Redshift
    Zapier
    Zapier
    Segment
    Segment
    Amazon CloudFront
    Amazon CloudFront
    Memcached
    Memcached
    Amazon ElastiCache
    Amazon ElastiCache
    Amazon RDS for Aurora
    Amazon RDS for Aurora
    MySQL
    MySQL
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon S3
    Amazon S3
    Docker
    Docker
    Capistrano
    Capistrano
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    Rails API
    Rails API
    Rails
    Rails
    Algolia
    Algolia

    Back in 2014, I was given an opportunity to re-architect SmartZip Analytics platform, and flagship product: SmartTargeting. This is a SaaS software helping real estate professionals keeping up with their prospects and leads in a given neighborhood/territory, finding out (thanks to predictive analytics) who's the most likely to list/sell their home, and running cross-channel marketing automation against them: direct mail, online ads, email... The company also does provide Data APIs to Enterprise customers.

    I had inherited years and years of technical debt and I knew things had to change radically. The first enabler to this was to make use of the cloud and go with AWS, so we would stop re-inventing the wheel, and build around managed/scalable services.

    For the SaaS product, we kept on working with Rails as this was what my team had the most knowledge in. We've however broken up the monolith and decoupled the front-end application from the backend thanks to the use of Rails API so we'd get independently scalable micro-services from now on.

    Our various applications could now be deployed using AWS Elastic Beanstalk so we wouldn't waste any more efforts writing time-consuming Capistrano deployment scripts for instance. Combined with Docker so our application would run within its own container, independently from the underlying host configuration.

    Storage-wise, we went with Amazon S3 and ditched any pre-existing local or network storage people used to deal with in our legacy systems. On the database side: Amazon RDS / MySQL initially. Ultimately migrated to Amazon RDS for Aurora / MySQL when it got released. Once again, here you need a managed service your cloud provider handles for you.

    Future improvements / technology decisions included:

    Caching: Amazon ElastiCache / Memcached CDN: Amazon CloudFront Systems Integration: Segment / Zapier Data-warehousing: Amazon Redshift BI: Amazon Quicksight / Superset Search: Elasticsearch / Amazon Elasticsearch Service / Algolia Monitoring: New Relic

    As our usage grows, patterns changed, and/or our business needs evolved, my role as Engineering Manager then Director of Engineering was also to ensure my team kept on learning and innovating, while delivering on business value.

    One of these innovations was to get ourselves into Serverless : Adopting AWS Lambda was a big step forward. At the time, only available for Node.js (Not Ruby ) but a great way to handle cost efficiency, unpredictable traffic, sudden bursts of traffic... Ultimately you want the whole chain of services involved in a call to be serverless, and that's when we've started leveraging Amazon DynamoDB on these projects so they'd be fully scalable.

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    Amazon RDS
    Heroku Postgres
    Heroku Postgres
    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
    Amazon EBS
    Amazon EBS
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL
    Amazon EC2
    Amazon EC2

    I could spin up an Amazon EC2 instance and install PostgreSQL myself, review latest configuration best practices, sort Amazon EBS storage for data, set up a snapshot process etc.

    Alternatively I could use Amazon RDS, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Heroku Postgres and have most of that work handled for me, by a team of world experts...

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    Avatar of Pathwright
    Pathwright uses Amazon RDSAmazon RDS

    While we initially started off running our own Postgres cluster, we evaluated RDS and found it to be an excellent fit for us.

    The failovers, manual scaling, replication, Postgres upgrades, and pretty much everything else has been super smooth and reliable.

    We'll probably need something a little more complex in the future, but RDS performs admirably for now.

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    AngeloR uses Amazon RDSAmazon RDS

    We are using RDS for managing PostgreSQL and legacy MSSQL databases.

    Unfortunately while RDS works great for managing the PostgreSQL systems, MSSQL is very much a second class citizen and they don't offer very much capability. Infact, in order to upgrade instance storage for MSSQL we actually have to spin up a new cluster and migrate the data over.

    Avatar of PSESD
    PSESD uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

    Stores the admin database for the SRX apps - includes an audit log, error tracking, and SRX admin message log.

    Will also store PRS rules when refactor is complete.

    Avatar of Tim Lucas
    Tim Lucas uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

    Rock solid transactional storage of user, purchase and course activity data. During development database dumps were easy to create and download locally for testing.

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    datapile uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

    We use heroku PostgreSQL databases for testing alongside our sandboxed application(s) in heroku.

    Extremely simple, practically a one-click setup.

    Avatar of Wirkn Inc.
    Wirkn Inc. uses Amazon RDSAmazon RDS

    Our PostgreSQL servers, where we keep the bulk of Wirkn data, are hosted on the fantastically easy and reliable AWS RDS platform.

    Avatar of Digital2Go
    Digital2Go uses Amazon RDSAmazon RDS

    We use Aurora for our OLTP database, it provides significant speed increases on top of MySQL without the need to manage it

    Avatar of fadingdust
    fadingdust uses Amazon RDSAmazon RDS

    RDS allows us to replicate the development databases locally as well as making it available to CircleCI.

    Avatar of Hunt Norment
    Hunt Norment uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

    4 years of experience using Heroku Postgres for data storage and management.

    Avatar of Kyle Fretwell
    Kyle Fretwell uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

    Created several tables for users, brands, deals, campaigns, and tracking.

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