With a history of over 35 years, PostgreSQL has developed a strong following in the open source community, being used for a wide variety of applications. As OCI continues its growth, our customers are asking us to support PostgreSQL. We are happy to announce the General Availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Database with PostgreSQL version 14.9. This addition complements our existing lineup of open-source offerings on OCI, joining other services including OCI Cache with Redis, OCI Search with OpenSearch, and MySQL HeatWave.
OCI Database with PostgreSQL is the ideal solution for organizations aiming to gain effortless scaling in the cloud without changing their applications. It provides full PostgreSQL compatibility while letting users take advantage of OCI’s flexible, high-performance, high-availability infrastructure with built-in security and simple pricing. In addition, this OCI implementation delivers superior scalability combined with reduced administrative demands.
Configuring the OCI Database for PostgreSQL is akin to setting up other familiar OCI services. When the database is up, you can dive deep into specific system details or glance through key metrics, enabling seamless operation.
The following figures show the main configuration panels:
To learn more about the key innovations behind OCI Database with PostgreSQL, check out this First Principles deep dive into its Database Optimized Storage. See our documentation for a step-by-step guide to create a new PostgreSQL cluster and sign up for a free trial account to start playing with it.
1: Performance comparison between same configurations for OCI Database with PostgreSQL and unmanaged standard PostgreSQL on OCI. Architecture is based in mixed workload on a primary using 6 Nodes with 16 OCPU, 256GB RAM and VM.Standard.E4.Flex shape and PostgreSQL version 14.9.
2: Price comparison based on 2 VCPUs having comparable performance to 1 OCPU. AWS pricing data sourced from AWS US East Region price list as of October 23, 2023. Comparison based on available OCI shapes equivalent to AWS shapes, with a storage capacity of 500 GB and a VPU setting of 50.
In Oracle since 2018, Julien is a subject matter expert as cloud and cybersecurity/CDN solutions architect, product director and successful global sales. He's a certified architect with OCI, AWS and Azure. Julien belongs to OCI Global Product Marketing and Enablement team. He's dedicated to Oracle Modern Data Platform unique positioning. Julien is based in Vancouver, Canada and was previously in Amsterdam and Singapore with Oracle.
Julien holds a MS of the Institut Polytechniques de Grenoble, an INSEAD MBA and speaks French, Spanish and English.
George is a Product Manager in the Data Management Services team at Oracle.
He brings over 20 years of Product Management experience in the Database, Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Security space.
George has an MSCS from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, and an MBA from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.