Shootout at the AWS Corral


Where should you run your PostgreSQL in the cloud?

A few years ago you had few choices.  But now you have many: roll-your-own EC2, Heroku, RDS, OpenShift, Google Cloud, Cloud Foundry, even Joyent.  Come see a shootout between AWS, Heroku and RDS, with dark horse candidates OpenShift and Google Cloud if we have time.  In an hour, you will learn:

  • The difference between SaaS and PGaaS
  • Features available on each platform
  • Estimating and comparing pricing
  • Performance comparisons using synthetic benchmarks

I will also cover some general notes on setting up databases in the cloud, as well as cautions for those new to cloud platforms.  If you are planning to run Postgres or other databases on cloud hosting, you want to be at this talk.


Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00