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ClearDB vs Heroku Postgres: What are the differences?

What is ClearDB? Fault tolerant database-as-a-service in the cloud for your MySQL powered applications. ClearDB uses a combination of advanced replication techniques, advanced cluster technology, and layered web services to provide you with a MySQL database that is "smarter" than usual.

What is Heroku Postgres? 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.

ClearDB belongs to "SQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Heroku Postgres can be primarily classified under "PostgreSQL as a Service".

Some of the features offered by ClearDB are:

  • Global Multi-Master Design- ClearDB uses geo-distributed MySQL database configurations for the ultimate in database availability, survivability, and performance. Even if whole cloud regions go offline, your database will stay online.
  • Completely Fault Tolerant- ClearDB is the only cloud database in the market today that offers true multi-regional read/write mirroring with 100% uptime, even if networks or disks fail.
  • Native MySQL- Our clusters use native MySQL so that you don't have to worry about re-tuning your applications to work with ClearDB.

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

  • High Availability
  • Rollback
  • Dataclips

"Cloud SQL" is the primary reason why developers consider ClearDB over the competitors, whereas "Easy to setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Heroku Postgres.

According to the StackShare community, Heroku Postgres has a broader approval, being mentioned in 74 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to ClearDB, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is ClearDB?

ClearDB uses a combination of advanced replication techniques, advanced cluster technology, and layered web services to provide you with a MySQL database that is "smarter" than usual.

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 ClearDB and Heroku Postgres?
    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.
    JAWS
    The Javascript + AWS Stack – A server-free, webapp boilerplate using bleeding-edge AWS services that redefine how to build massively scalable web applications
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
    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.
    Amazon RDS for Aurora
    Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.
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    Decisions about ClearDB and Heroku Postgres
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
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    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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    How developers use ClearDB and Heroku Postgres
    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.

    Avatar of datapile
    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 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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