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ElephantSQL vs Heroku Postgres: What are the differences?

ElephantSQL: PostgreSQL as a Service. 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; 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.

ElephantSQL and Heroku Postgres can be primarily classified as "PostgreSQL as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by ElephantSQL are:

  • Continuous backup to S3
  • Automatic failover
  • 24/7 monitoring

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

  • High Availability
  • Rollback
  • Dataclips
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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.
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    What are some alternatives to ElephantSQL 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.
    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.
    Database Labs
    We manage an optimized Postgres image. You focus on your core app, not on becoming a database administrator.
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    Decisions about ElephantSQL and Heroku Postgres
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Heroku Postgres
    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 ElephantSQL 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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