News and tips

What is work_mem in PostgreSQL

Properly setting work_mem on your Postgres instance is one of the most important things you should do on your database. It helps queries run fast and keeps users happy!

All about PostgreSQL Backups

Learn how to to create a backup, restore from a backup and take part in different tips and tricks that can be useful to avoid losing valuable data.

Firewall support in ElephantSQL

ElephantSQL are happy to announce that we’re now offering firewall support. This feature is enabled for all databases on dedicated plans.

Postgres UI tools 2021

This article examines tools offering a blend of features at no cost. We cover software for beginners, administrators, developers, analysts, and everyone between.

Information Regarding Changes to our Contracts and Policies

Soon it will be three years since the GDPR was legally enforced. Since then, ElephantSQL has become both SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA compliant, our GDPR Compliance Program has expanded, and our processes concerning our customers' privacy have been further enhanced.

ElephantSQL will be discontinued on IBM Cloud

ElephantSQL have decided to remove the cloud provider IBM Cloud from our offering.

Pivotal Web Service - End of Availability - how PWS users can keep their instances

PWS (Pivotal Web Service) is closing its doors, but users will still be able to keep their ElephantSQL instances!

Microservices Without the Mystery - A Developer’s Guide

Do you find microservices too complicated and mysterious to even think about including them in your application development? This tutorial will put you in the comfort zone with microservices, message queues, databases, PaaS, IoT, Raspberry Pi’s, and SaaS. Get ready to solve the mystery of how and when to use microservices and its adjacent technologies.

Commitment to Security: Announcing SOC 2 Compliance

We are proud and happy to announce that we have received a SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report on January 24, 2020. The assessment by an external party and their report provides evidence of our dedication to provide our customers with a secure high-quality service.

Plan changes for ElephantSQL free instances

Daily backups will no longer be performed on the ElephantSQL free instance (Tiny Turtle). It’s still possible to create backups on demand and to use the API to create a backup. This action will decrease the load, and therefore increase the reliability of the ElephantSQL shared servers.