Instaclustr is excited to announce the General Availability of our managed service for PostgreSQL, a key open source technology that joins our suite of managed service offerings. Since the acquisition of credativ in early 2021, Instaclustr and credativ have worked together to develop a PostgreSQL offering on the Instaclustr Managed Platform.
After passing through our internal testing, the PostgreSQL has additionally been put through its paces in our public preview.
In the lead-up to today’s general availability, we have enriched our monitoring features, ease of use, and configuration options. Our technical operations teams have also been prepared to support the product at a level matching our industry-leading SLAs. We are now offering PostgreSQL the same reliability and support standards that Instaclustr is famous for with Apache Cassandra, Apache Kafka, and ElasticSearch offerings.
The PostgreSQL offering continues to leverage the decades of PostgreSQL expertise that credativ brings to Instaclustr. We learned from credativ’s experience in supporting cloud environments and have made some design choices that we think will result in one of the most robust and reliable PostgreSQL managed service offerings on the market.
One of the founding principles behind Instaclustr is the power of open source technology— that’s why we set out to offer true open source PostgreSQL with our managed service. Our managed service does not have any proprietary features or incompatibilities that will result in lock-in for customers. Our commitment to open source also means that we will release new versions of PostgreSQL to our platform much faster than some other providers.
“I’ve been involved in the PostgreSQL project for 20 years, so it’s really exciting to see such an open source-focused managed PostgreSQL offering. By combining Instaclustr’s experience in operating open source data layer applications in the cloud with credativ’s vast PostgreSQL knowledge, we are able to provide an extremely high level of support to all of our Managed PostgreSQL users,” says Michael Meskes, Chief Information Officer, Instaclustr Group.
Instaclustr Managed PostgreSQL Offering
We currently support :
- Running versions 13 and 14 of PostgreSQL
- Deployments of between one and five nodes (or servers) on AWS, GCP, and Azure
- Run in Instaclustr’s cloud service provider account or your own
- Synchronous replication
- Automated HA failover
- Automated backups, restores, and point-in-time recovery
- Customer modifiable configuration Options, including customer-controlled PostgreSQL reloads
- A small set of extensions which are pre-installed and ready for use
- Graviton Instances available
- Production-ready PostgreSQL clusters with SLAs up to 99.95% availability (for more details, see our availability SLAs)
- 24x7x365 monitoring and expert support
This is all provisioned and managed from the same platform used for our other great open source technologies like Apache Cassandra, Apache Kafka, the Open Distro of Elasticsearch (soon OpenSearch), and Redis. This includes our provisioning API, including the Terraform Provider, automated cloud provisioning and configuration, comprehensive documentation, and our new console, including metric graphs and cluster configuration.
We have an extremely capable Support team available, bringing with them a depth of PostgreSQL experience. We are also able to provide optional Application DBA Support, which is pre-purchased hours for a PostgreSQL expert DBA to assist with diagnosis and help you correct issues within your application code running in PostgreSQL.