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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL vs Database Labs: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL as "* Set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud". 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. On the other hand, *Database Labs** is detailed as "Deploy a cloud Postgres server in 1 minute". We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Database Labs can be categorized as "PostgreSQL as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL are:

  • Monitoring and Metrics –Amazon RDS provides Amazon CloudWatch metrics for you DB Instance deployments at no additional charge.
  • DB Event Notifications –Amazon RDS provides Amazon SNS notifications via email or SMS for your DB Instance deployments.
  • Automatic Software Patching – Amazon RDS will make sure that the PostgreSQL software powering your deployment stays up-to-date with the latest patches.

On the other hand, Database Labs provides the following key features:

  • Provision in Minutes
  • Zero Management
  • Continuous Backups
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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 Database Labs?

We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator.
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          What are some alternatives to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Database Labs?
          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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          Cloud SQL offers high performance, scalability, and convenience. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform, Cloud SQL provides a database infrastructure for applications running anywhere.
          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.
          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.
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