Heroku vs Heroku Postgres: What are the differences?
Heroku: Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience. 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; 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.
Heroku can be classified as a tool in the "Platform as a Service" category, while Heroku Postgres is grouped under "PostgreSQL as a Service".
Some of the features offered by Heroku are:
- Agile deployment for Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Java, Python, Go and Scala.
- Run and scale any type of app.
- Total visibility across your entire app.
On the other hand, Heroku Postgres provides the following key features:
- High Availability
"Easy deployment" is the primary reason why developers consider Heroku over the competitors, whereas "Easy to setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Heroku Postgres.
According to the StackShare community, Heroku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1504 company stacks & 965 developers stacks; compared to Heroku Postgres, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 39 developer stacks.
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