Articles about Heroku

Heroku Data Links with Postgres and Redis

DevOps|PostgreSQL|Heroku| - September 16, 2015 //

PostgreSQL has a great feature called Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) that allows it to connect directly to outside systems. Although the setup can be a little complicated, once it’s available you can run queries with joins or subqueries against them, insert data, create views, etc. Heroku has dramatically simplified the process of using FDW with PostgreSQL and Redis thanks to Data Links. Let’s try it out.

How to Use Heroku PGBackups

DevOps|PostgreSQL|Heroku| - August 11, 2015 //

Backing up your data is one of the most critical activities for your application. Heroku PGBackups makes the entire experience pretty simple but comes with a lot of flexibility too, with a number of options for smooth restoration.

Exploring Microservices Architecture on Heroku

DevOps|Heroku| - July 8, 2015 //

Building an application with a microservice architecture is an excellent long-term decision if you can afford the increase in upfront time investment to do it properly. Heroku provides a platform that most developers know for simple deployment, but it also dramatically simplifies microservices architecture.  

Heroku PostgreSQL vs Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Heroku|PostgreSQL| - July 3, 2015 //

PostgreSQL is becoming the relational database of choice for web development for a whole host of good reasons. That means that development teams have to make a decision on whether to host their own or use a database as a service provider. The two biggest players in the world of PostgreSQL are Heroku PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Here's a detailed comparison.

Docker is the Heroku Killer

Heroku|Docker| - May 14, 2014 //

After getting an intense look at Docker last night, I firmly believe that it is going to be the most disruptive server technology that we've seen in the last few years. It fills a much needed hole that's currently managed by very expensive solutions and it's being actively funded by some of the biggest players in the market.

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