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Database Labs vs Heroku Postgres: What are the differences?

Developers describe Database Labs 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. 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.

Database Labs and Heroku Postgres can be categorized as "PostgreSQL as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Database Labs are:

  • Provision in Minutes
  • Zero Management
  • Continuous Backups

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

  • High Availability
  • Rollback
  • Dataclips
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What is Database Labs?

We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator.

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 Database Labs and Heroku Postgres?
        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.
        Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
        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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        Amazon EC2
        Amazon EC2
        PostgreSQL
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        Amazon EBS
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        Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
        Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
        Heroku Postgres
        Heroku Postgres
        Amazon RDS
        Amazon RDS

        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 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.

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        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.

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        Hunt Norment uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

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

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        Kyle Fretwell uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

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

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