How It Works

Postgres Plus Cloud Database automatically provisions PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server databases in single instances, high-availability clusters, or application development sandboxes across public and private clouds or traditional data center hardware deployments. Cloud Database allows service providers and organizations to offer elastic and highly scalable database-as-a-service (DBaaS) environments while freeing DBAs and application developers from the rigors of setting up and administering modern and robust database environments.

In minutes, Cloud Database configures new Postgres database clusters with:

  • Rotating user-scheduled backups
  • Streaming binary replication
  • Self-healing high-availability
  • Automatic failover
  • Connection Pooling
  • Load balancing

In addition, Cloud Database provides automatic scaling of storage resources and cluster replicas when a database cluster reaches user-defined thresholds for disk space and connections, providing around-the-clock responsiveness to unpredictable load demands on your database infrastructure.

Postgres Plus Cloud Database Architecture

Connecting to a PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server instance that resides in the cloud is no different than connecting to an instance that resides on traditional hardware. When you initially connect to the Postgres database, you must authenticate yourself with the server, using the role defined when the server cluster was created. All IDE and development tools can connect directly to the database by using the address and port information provided when the cluster was created.