Borealis Isolated Postgres Beta

A PostgreSQL database add-on that takes security seriously. Starting at $0/mo.

Isolated from the public internet

Security best practices are clear that your backend services should be unreachable from the public internet. Borealis Isolated Postgres is different from other database add-ons: instead of exposing database servers to connections from the whole world, each cluster is isolated in its own virtual private cloud and all connections are required to travel through a secure tunnel. Simply add the add-on’s companion buildpack to automatically establish a secure tunnel for your app without any application code changes.

Fast, reliable, durable

By utilizing Amazon RDS, we bring you world-class database throughput and latency with a target availability of 99.99%. To ensure maximum protection against data loss, stored data is fully replicated across six physical copies in three different availability zones with typical replication times below 10 milliseconds. And, in multi-node database clusters, a hardware failure in the primary node results in fast automatic failover to one of the read replica nodes.

Region Availability

The available application locations for this add-on are shown below, and depend on whether the application is deployed to a Common Runtime region or Private Space. Learn More

  • Common Runtime
  • Private Spaces
Region Available
United States Available
Europe Available
Region Available Installable in Space

Plans & Pricing

    • Read-only Replicas 0
    • Storage Capacity 100 MiB
    • RAM Shared
    • CPUs Shared
    • Tenancy Multi-tenant
    • Secure Tunnel Required
    • Data Encryption (At Rest)
    • Data Encryption (In Transit)
    • Data Replication Physical Copies 6
    • Uptime Target 99.99%
    • Postgres Extensions Support
    • Ad Hoc Database Queries Via CLI
Install Borealis Isolated Postgres
heroku addons:create borealis-pg

To provision, copy the snippet into your CLI or use the install button above.

Borealis Isolated Postgres Documentation