EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Cloud Database product is now in beta. It is a great product and is one of the easiest ways to get started with Postgres or with a relational database in general. Yes, as an employee of EnterpriseDB I am extremely biased. However, I tell you the truth, speaking as somebody who works with people who are deploying Postgres and Postgres Plus Advanced Server day and night… this product is great. For now I will only tell you one of the many things I like about this product.
Typically when people think of cloud computing they are drawn to the concept of elasticity. More specifically, the ability to apply hardware and software resources to a task as needed. For instance, the software I am running is saturating the CPUs of the server it is running on. In a cloud environment, the software can detect this and brings more CPUs or more servers to handle the workload. When the CPUs resource consumption returns to normal levels the software can return the CPUs and servers to the cloud making them available for other tasks running in the cloud.=
While Postgres Plus Cloud Database has elastic properties, what I like the most about it, has nothing to do with elasticity. It is how quickly and easily multi-host PostgreSQL clusters can be provisioned. In a matter on minutes, I can set up a Postgres cluster with several read replicas and automatic failover. I can them immediately begin testing my application against this set up. I don’t need to find servers (or order them), install 1..N versions of Postgres, install PGPool, configure and tune Postgres, configure and tune PGPool. It can all be done in a matter of minutes. Even if you don’t intend to deploy in the cloud, you can begin testing the database deployment which you have designed immediately. You don’t need to wait for your servers to arrive and go through ½ a dozen vi sessions. You can do it now!
I have told you about one of my favorite features of Postgres Plus Cloud Database. I will tell you about others later. However, there is one other thing I want to mention in this post, since Postgres Plus Cloud Database will enable you to provision both multi-host PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server clusters in under 10 minutes, you can setup a multi-host Advanced Server deployment and subsequently, via our migration tools, migrate yourself off Oracle and into the cloud. All of a sudden you have opened up new possibilities for your enterprise. To get more information about Postgres Plus Cloud Database go to this URL: http://www.enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/products-overview/postgres-plus-cloud-databasePostgres Plus Cloud Database