Typical challenges that we see
PostgreSQL is a great open-source database for most of the traditional relational database workloads. Many of the customers we work with who use PostgreSQL database, especially the developer teams, appreciate open-source tools for source control, container support, and application performance management. However, we work a lot with the database administrator teams and we’ve seen some common threads of challenges that they face with PostgreSQL deployments.
PostgreSQL databases that are deployed by application developers
Due to the pure open-source distribution of PostgreSQL using on-premise or cloud deployments may force your application development team to straggle together various extensions for high availability, disaster recovery, database replication, and auditing.
We also recommend running PostgreSQL database in the cloud using a managed service which handles automatic backups, database replicas, and other manageability features for improved business continuity. These include Azure Database Service for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS/Aurora for PostgreSQL and Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL.
Slow running data warehouse queries
When running queries that use aggregations over billions of rows in a fact table, queries run much slower than other database solutions that use columnar technologies.
PostgreSQL lacks the features at this time for data warehouse workloads as part of the default installation. There are open-source extensions like cstore_fdw, but no one in the open-source community has used it to publish benchmark results for TPC-H. In general, we don’t recommend PostgreSQL for data warehouse queries.
For data warehouse workloads on premises, we typically recommend SQL Server with columnstore indexes. For cloud, we recommend going with the managed offerings like Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, or Google BigQuery.
Featured services for PostgreSQL
With expertise maintaining hundreds of enterprise-grade databases on different database management systems, you can rest assured that ABCloudz experts handle your PostgreSQL databases with care, accuracy, and according to the latest industry standards.
If you are still running out-of-support database software, you could be out of compliance with new regulations and risk security attacks. ABCloudz can help you optimize your database upgrades to maximize uptime and lower costs.
Are you planning to migrate Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL or RDS PostgreSQL? You can rely on our expertise with database migrations to AWS to move your Oracle database into the Amazon cloud within a short period of time.
Are you experiencing problems migrating SQL Server to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL or RDS PostgreSQL? Our team sees these problems all the time and we know the right migration path and all the workarounds.
The ABCloudz team can help customers migrate their PostgreSQL workloads to Microsoft Azure cloud within Migrate PostgreSQL to Azure Database PostgreSQL offer.
Looking for a partner to help you take advantage of the AWS cloud benefits such as high availability, security, and scalability? See how we can migrate PostgreSQL to Amazon Aurora or Amazon RDS in a short period of time.
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Take advantage of our experienced professionals with deep knowledge of AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) and AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) to migrate your databases to Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Redshift.
Discover how database consolidation can help optimize licensing costs while maximizing performance with an opportunity to move your workloads to a cloud.
Using PostgreSQL in cloud alongside with Oracle to enhance the database system performance
One of the leading independent software vendors in the education market needed to expand their original Oracle database system. They wanted to add a new PostgreSQL database running at AWS RDS to their original system and upgrade the connected Java application to support both database platforms.
We came up with a proof of concept and converted one of the largest customer’s database schemas to PostgreSQL, demonstrating how the upgraded system can work. To do so, we updated the application by adding the unified SQL code and changing its architecture to support both Oracle and PostgreSQL database platforms. Also, we kept the databases in these two platforms synchronized.
In the end, the customer received the following benefits:
- Meeting the latest industry security standards with the new cloud database platform;
- Ability to opt for compatibility either with Oracle or PostgreSQL while building an application;
- Received the documentation including a set of best practices for developing the unified source code of the Java application to ensure compatibility with both database platforms.
Watch the following video to learn more about the technical approach that we’ve used for code unification.
Technologies we use with PostgreSQL
Here are some of the technologies that we use at ABCloudz to help you manage and migrate your PostgreSQL solutions.
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