PostgreSQL Review

We could improve our hardware, and we upgraded the Heroku plan as we grew.​


What is most valuable?

  • Easy to use
  • Vastl documentation
  • Tough product

How has it helped my organization?

We used it from scratch of the organization. It helped a lot since we could improve our hardware, and we upgraded the Heroku plan as we grew.

What needs improvement?

It could be easier to perform some fragmentation in the database. It's possible, but still a hard job.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for about three years. Currently we use PostgreSQL provided by Heroku and AWS. On Heroku we use a premium 6 plan with v9.4, and on AWS RDS the version is also 9.4.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The biggest problem we found so far is not in the product exactly, it's in the service provided by Heroku. Heroku locks us in hiding some features that would make a lot easier moving to another PostgreSQL provider.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issues scaling it for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

7/10

Technical Support:

7/10

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used other solutions in other companies I've worked for before. When I arrived at my current company they were already using PostgreSQL.

How was the initial setup?

I wasn't involved in the setup as it was already in place when I joined.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it through a vendor as using this kind of service is easy and fast to get started. You don't need experts, and you can keep concentrating on your core business. However, when you grow the costs grow, and as in our case, it might be hard to leave the vendor.

What other advice do I have?

It does what it's supposed to do, as simple as that. We don't regret any choosing this solution.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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