There are many reasons to choose Heroku Data services, but keeping the services you use secure and up-to-date rank near the top. This foundation of trust is the most important commitment we make to our customers, and frequent and timely maintenances are one way we deliver on this promise.

We do everything we can to minimize downtime, which is typically between 10 – 60 seconds per maintenance. There are ways for you to minimize disruption too (see the tips and tricks below). The rest of the post explains how we think about Heroku Data maintenances, how we perform them, and when we perform them.

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Today, we're thrilled to announce Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink, a new integration that enables customers to seamlessly and securely connect Heroku Postgres databases in Private Spaces to resources in one or more Amazon VPCs. Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink connections are secure and stable by default because traffic to and from Heroku Postgres stays on the Amazon private network; once a PrivateLink is set up, there is no brittle networking configuration to manage. As always, security and trust are top of mind with everything we do at Heroku.

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The ability to configure Heroku Postgres via PrivateLink is already enabled on all private Postgres plans. It's also included at no...


On May 10, 2018, we received notice about two critical vulnerabilities in Redis, both embargoed until this morning.

Upon this notice, our Data Infrastructure team proceeded to patch all internal and customer databases in response to these vulnerabilities. As of today, all customer databases have been patched successfully.

At Heroku, customer trust is our most important value - and we are grateful to have your trust in keeping a globally-distributed data fleet safe from harm. If you’re interested in more behind the scenes details, check out our engineering blog post on how our Data Infrastructure team undertook the effort to patch our entire Redis fleet.


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