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Heroku Postgres vs Pouchdb: 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, Pouchdb is detailed as "Open-source JavaScript database inspired by Apache CouchDB that's designed to run well within the browser". PouchDB enables applications to store data locally while offline, then synchronize it with CouchDB and compatible servers when the application is back online, keeping the user's data in sync no matter where they next login.

Heroku Postgres and Pouchdb are primarily classified as "PostgreSQL as a Service" and "Databases" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Heroku Postgres are:

  • High Availability
  • Rollback
  • Dataclips

On the other hand, Pouchdb provides the following key features:

  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to learn

Pouchdb is an open source tool with 12.1K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pouchdb's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Heroku Postgres has a broader approval, being mentioned in 74 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Pouchdb, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Advice on Heroku Postgres and Pouchdb

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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David Weinberg

Good balance between easy to manage, pricing, docs and features.

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Max Musing
Founder & CEO at BaseDash · | 1 upvotes · 36.9K views

DigitalOcean's offering is pretty solid. Easy to scale, great UI, automatic daily backups, decent pricing.

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Pros of Heroku Postgres
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    Easy to setup
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    Follower databases
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    Dataclips for sharing queries
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    Extremely reliable
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    Offline cache
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    JSON
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    Very fast
  • 1
    Free
  • 1
    Repication

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Cons of Heroku Postgres
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    Super expensive
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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 Pouchdb?

    PouchDB enables applications to store data locally while offline, then synchronize it with CouchDB and compatible servers when the application is back online, keeping the user's data in sync no matter where they next login.

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