Heroku Postgres vs Microsoft SQL Server: What are the differences?
Developers describe Heroku Postgres 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. On the other hand, Microsoft SQL Server is detailed as "A relational database management system developed by Microsoft". Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
Heroku Postgres belongs to "PostgreSQL as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Microsoft SQL Server can be primarily classified under "Databases".
"Easy to setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Heroku Postgres over the competitors, whereas "Reliable and easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft SQL Server.
According to the StackShare community, Microsoft SQL Server has a broader approval, being mentioned in 470 company stacks & 425 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Postgres, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.
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