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Heroku Postgres vs Oracle: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Oracle? An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism. Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.

Heroku Postgres belongs to "PostgreSQL as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Oracle can be primarily classified under "Databases".

"Easy to setup" is the top reason why over 27 developers like Heroku Postgres, while over 36 developers mention "Reliable" as the leading cause for choosing Oracle.

MIT, Bodybuilding.com, and Seat Pagine Gialle are some of the popular companies that use Oracle, whereas Heroku Postgres is used by Open Humans, PullReview, and Churn Buster. Oracle has a broader approval, being mentioned in 106 company stacks & 87 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Postgres, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Oracle?

Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
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What are some alternatives to Heroku Postgres and Oracle?
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
ClearDB
ClearDB uses a combination of advanced replication techniques, advanced cluster technology, and layered web services to provide you with a MySQL database that is "smarter" than usual.
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.
Google Cloud SQL
MySQL databases deployed in the cloud without a fuss. Google Cloud Platform provides you with powerful databases that run fast, don’t run out of space and give your application the redundant, reliable storage it needs.
Heroku Redis
Heroku Redis is an in-memory key-value data store, run by Heroku, that is provisioned and managed as an add-on. Heroku Redis is accessible from any language with a Redis driver, including all languages and frameworks supported by Heroku.
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Decisions about Heroku Postgres and Oracle
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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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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Onezino Gabriel uses OracleOracle

Gerenciamento de banco de dados utilizados por odos os serviços/aplicações criados

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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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Adrian Harabulă uses OracleOracle

recommended solution at school, also used to try out alternatives to MySQL

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Kyle Fretwell uses Heroku PostgresHeroku Postgres

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

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Satoru Ishikawa uses OracleOracle

データベース構成設計や実際のデータ操作など。実作業では9i, 10g, 11gを触った。

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Hyunwoo Shim uses OracleOracle

Oracle을 통해 RDB를 학습하였습니다.

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douglasresende uses OracleOracle

I'm expert database.

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