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
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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...
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.
Rock solid transactional storage of user, purchase and course activity data. During development database dumps were easy to create and download locally for testing.
We use heroku PostgreSQL databases for testing alongside our sandboxed application(s) in heroku.
Extremely simple, practically a one-click setup.
4 years of experience using Heroku Postgres for data storage and management.