ElephantSQL vs. Heroku Postgres vs. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

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What is 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.

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 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.

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Why do developers choose ElephantSQL?
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What are the cons of using ElephantSQL?
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How much does ElephantSQL cost?
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What companies use ElephantSQL?
0 companies on StackShare use ElephantSQL
What companies use Heroku Postgres?
112 companies on StackShare use Heroku Postgres
What companies use Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?
195 companies on StackShare use Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL


What tools integrate with ElephantSQL?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with ElephantSQL
What tools integrate with Heroku Postgres?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku Postgres
What tools integrate with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

What are some alternatives to ElephantSQL, Heroku Postgres, and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL?

  • Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL - Fully-managed database service- set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational PostgreSQL databases in the cloud
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Managed PostgreSQL database service for app developers
  • Database Labs - Deploy a cloud Postgres server in 1 minute.

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