Borealis Isolated Postgres Beta

Highly secure and fully managed PostgreSQL database clusters on Amazon Aurora. Starting at $0/mo.

Isolated from the world

Security best practices are clear that your backend’s services should be unreachable from the open internet to prevent malicious actors from exploiting access to them. Borealis Isolated Postgres is different from other database add-ons: instead of exposing the database directly to the open internet, each database is isolated in its own virtual private cloud and all connections are required to travel over a secure tunnel with strong authentication and encryption. This is accomplished without sacrificing ease of use since the add-on’s companion buildpack allows seamless connections to a database over a secure tunnel without any application code changes.

Fast, reliable, durable

By utilizing Amazon Aurora, database throughput is up to three times faster than vanilla PostgreSQL on the same hardware while offering a target availability of 99.99%. To ensure maximum protection against data loss, database storage is fully replicated across six physical copies with single-digit-millisecond replication times between them. In multi-node database clusters, a hardware failure in the lead/writer instance automatically results in a transparent failover to one of the read replica instances, typically finishing in under a minute.

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
Region Available Installable in Space

Plans & Pricing

    • Read-only Replicas 0
    • Storage Capacity 100 MiB
    • RAM shared
    • CPUs shared
    • Tenancy multi-tenant
    • Virtual Private Cloud
    • 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