Heroku Launches PostgreSQL Database-as-a-Service
Heroku, a provider of platform-as-a-service solutions, announces its release of Heroku Postgres as a stand-alone service.Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku has announced that its Heroku Postgres is available as a stand-alone service. The move puts PostgreSQL in the hands of developers who do not host their projects on the Heroku platform. Up until now the service was available only to Heroku customers for use with Heroku platform apps, said Matthew Soldo, a Heroku engineer, in a blog post.
PostgreSQL is an open-source object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) available for many platforms, including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, MS Windows and Mac OS X. It is released under the PostgreSQL License, which is an MIT-style license.
"Heroku Postgres has successfully and safely written 19 billion customer transactions, and another 400 million write-transactions are processed every day. Leverage Heroku's scale and expertise while enabling your team to focus on building great apps rather than managing and configuring databases."The Heroku database service has a rich API, accessible via command-line tools and a clean and simple Web-based UI. "Use it for provisioning, generating connection strings, viewing usage statistics and capturing snapshots," Soldo said. "These tools work for both stand-alone databases and those attached to Heroku apps."