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Heroku Postgres seems like a nice service, that eases the pain of database management. Personally I have no experience in managing DB clusters, so that's why I like the service very much. However, I was wondering if anyone could provide some experiences with the service, and if the steep price is worth it.

Let's assume I have a Fugu instance with 3.75GB of RAM, that would cost me 400 USD per month. How can I justify a price difference of 340 USD / 666% to a self hosted Postgres instance on a SSD backed VPS with 4GB of RAM on ramnode that would cost me 60USD?

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You say you have no experience managing databases, so you would need to hire a DBA to do this for you. That would cost more than $340/month, making the price difference possibly worth it.

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  • No I would not. People (I) can learn. And being a bootstrapped startup with only one employee (me), that's not an option anyway.
    – Era
    Mar 30 '13 at 12:24
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    If you're willing and able to invest the time and money to learn postgres, it becomes a lot harder to justify that price difference. You'll have to weight the time you want/need to invest against just forking over money to make the problem go away. Mar 30 '13 at 12:28

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