Heroku Postgres Alternatives

    Heroku Postgres is described as 'A powerful, reliable, and durable open-source SQL-compliant database, PostgreSQL is the datastore of choice for serious applications. Now it is available in seconds with a single click. Never worry about servers. Never worry about config files. Never worry about patches'. There are five alternatives to Heroku Postgres, not only websites but also apps for Windows, BSD, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Amazon Relational Database Service. Other great sites and apps similar to Heroku Postgres are Xeround (Paid), Database Labs (Paid), SQL Azure (Paid) and Database.com (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 13, 2016

    1. Amazon Relational Database Service is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. As of July 2011 in public Beta.
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    2. Xeround is an elastic, always-on cloud database that lets you run your MySQL applications in the cloud, with auto scaling and high availability.

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      Now an unrelated ecommerce service.

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    3. Database Labs is the Invisible Database: focus on your core business, not on becoming a database administrator. You get a fully backed up, monitored Postgres database as a service ready to use out of the box, that just works.
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      SQL Azure is a highly available and scalable cloud database service built on SQL Server technologies. With SQL Azure, developers do not have to install, setup or manage any database. 
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      You can build tables, fields and relationships with Database.com, but it’s much more than that. It includes a social data model, file storage, user management, authentication and development tools that make it easy to build killer apps.
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