Heroku's Postgres database service, the origins of which date back to 2007, is one of the most battle-tested cloud database services around.
Over the last year, our growing data team has done an amazing job of dramatically increasing the scale, reliability, and durability of the service - now boasting 99.99% (measured) uptime and over 400 million write-transactions per day.
Until now, the service has only been available to Heroku customers, but today we are pleased to announce the launch of Heroku Postgres as a standalone database service. Included in this launch is a new web interface for managing databases, as well as rock-solid durability based on Continuous Protection technology. Best of all, these improvements are effective immediately for all existing users of the Heroku Postgres add-on.
To learn more, check out the inaugural post of the new Heroku Postgres blog. Future posts to this blog will contain product updates and articles about leveraging the advantages of PostgreSQL.