Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL vs Azure Database for PostgreSQL vs Heroku Postgres

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Advice on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Heroku Postgres

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 · 38.2K 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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      Easy to setup
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      Dataclips for sharing queries
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        What is Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?

        Amazon RDS manages complex and time-consuming administrative tasks such as PostgreSQL software installation and upgrades, storage management, replication for high availability and back-ups for disaster recovery. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can deploy a PostgreSQL database with automatically configured database parameters for optimal performance. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances can be provisioned with either standard storage or Provisioned IOPS storage. Once provisioned, you can scale from 10GB to 3TB of storage and from 1,000 IOPS to 30,000 IOPS.

        What is Azure Database for PostgreSQL?

        Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides a managed database service for app development and deployment that allows you to stand up a PostgreSQL database in minutes and scale on the fly – on the cloud you trust most.

        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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        Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
        With Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL, you can spend less time on your database operations and more time on your applications.
        ElephantSQL
        ElephantSQL hosts PostgreSQL on Amazon EC2 in multiple regions and availability zones. The servers are continuously transferring the Write-Ahead-Log (the transaction log) to S3 for maximum reliability.
        Database Labs
        We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator.
        Crunchy Bridge
        It is a fully-managed database as a service. It takes care of backups, high availability, monitoring. Additionally, it is multi-cloud supporting AWS and Azure and comes with PL/Python3u and PL/R for more powerful work.
        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.
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