ElephantSQL vs Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL vs Heroku Postgres

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Advice on ElephantSQL, Google Cloud SQL 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 · 19.5K 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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Pros of ElephantSQL
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    Easy backup
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      Easy to setup
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      Dataclips for sharing queries
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      Extremely reliable
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      Follower databases

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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 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.

        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 ElephantSQL, Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL, and Heroku Postgres?
        Heroku
        Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
        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.
        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.
        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.
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