Today, we add another new datastore to the ObjectRocket service and I’m excited to announce that it’s PostgreSQL. This launch has been a long time coming and something that I personally have been looking forward to. I’ve written before about our new hosting platform, and here’s another example of how we now have the ability to quickly add new datastores to our service. PostgreSQL was an obvious choice for our next datastore, so read on to learn more about our plans.
Filling the Relational Gap
ObjectRocket’s initial product set was mainly focused on NoSQL datastores, but we always knew that relational datastores was an area that we’d love to grow into. We made our first step in this area about a month ago when we launched our hosted CockroachDB offering. However, we still felt we hadn’t closed the relational gap and the absolute best fit was PostgreSQL.
We’ve heard from our customers time and time again that they’d love for us to do with PostgreSQL what we’ve done with our other products; provide high-touch support and completely take the burden of the datastore off of the developer. Though there are a number of great open source SQL datastores out there, PostgreSQL has set itself apart by continuing to innovate and expand the technology while continually growing adoption 22 years in. In addition, PostgreSQL has an amazing open source track record and an unbeatable community of passionate developers and users.
It’s a battle-tested open source RDBMS with all of the bells and whistles you’d expect: SQL compliance, ACID transactions, materialized views, and so much more. It’s also a datastore that so many developers know and love, and that many of us cut our teeth on. Our customers spoke and we listened, so we’re happy to launch our own PostgreSQL service.
PostgreSQL on ObjectRocket
As of today, we’re introducing PostgreSQL on our brand new ObjectRocket v5 platform as an alpha product. Out of the gate, you get single node PostgreSQL with security features like IP Whitelists and datastore RBAC. Soon, we’ll be adding High Availability, daily backups with point in time recovery, extensions, and more.
While PostgreSQL is in alpha, you can test for free, so come try it out and let us know what you think. We’ll continue to add features and improve the product as we march towards Beta and then General Availability. We’d love to know what your experiences have been with managed PostgreSQL services and what you’d like to see from ours.