Instaclustr, today announced the general availability of PostgreSQL on the Instaclustr Platform. Backed by fullservice PostgreSQL management that includes secure and end to end database monitoring, optimizing, and scaling, customers gain the advantages of open source Postgres without the risk of proprietary lock in or expensive licensing. The general availability of Postgres on the Instaclustr Platform comes after the completed public preview of the service for existing Instaclustr customers earlier this year. Postgres joins other fully open source solutions – including Apache Cassandra, Redis, Apache Kafka, and Open Search – as part of a complete ecosystem for customers’ data infrastructure needs.
Being an object relational database system, Postgres offers a particular solution applicable to myriad use cases. While Postgres’ ease of entry also contributes to its rapid adoption, the database becomes considerably more complex to manage at scale – requiring continuous optimization to maintain performance, security, cost-efficiency, and availability. In Postgres deployments involving mission-critical enterprise environments, proactive and continual monitoring and tuning are required to ensure proper operation.
Instaclustr for PostgreSQL is much cheaper and eliminates the risk common to organizations that operate the database internally. The managed solution can provide production ready Postgres clusters in just minutes and, as part of Instaclustr’s platform, Instaclustr for PostgreSQL includes industry leading 24×7 support and SLAs. Critically, it also delivers PostgreSQL in its 100% open source version, continuing Instaclustr’s guaranteed open source commitment to ensuring that customers always have complete control over their code and data, and total freedom from vendor or technical lock in. This general availability of Instaclustr for PostgreSQL comes just months after Instaclustr’s acquisition of credativ, the global consulting company delivering comprehensive services and technical support for Postgres and other open source data infrastructure technologies.
Along with Instaclustr for PostgreSQL, the company is releasing an optional Application DBA Support service designed to assist customers with optimizing the impact of their Postgres deployments. Through this service, Instaclustr offers hands-on DBA assistance designed to ensure that customers’ application components receive the full support, maintenance, and optimization they require.
“Postgres is incredibly powerful as a fully open source technology, and it requires specialized expertise to wield optimally in enterprise environments – allowing us to provide meaningful value.” said Ben Slater, chief product officer, Instaclustr.