Managed PostgreSQL: Scale, security, resiliency

PostgreSQL is an object-relational SQL database that employs indexable JSON, publish and subscribe functions and drivers.
IBM Cloud® Databases for PostgreSQL, our PostgreSQL database-as-a-service offering, lets teams spend more time building with high availability, backup orchestration, point-in-time-recovery (PITR) and read replica with ease.

Use cases

Web and mobile apps

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Web and mobile apps

Build massively scalable enterprise applications for millions of users and connect a PostgreSQL cloud database deployment to a Kubernetes app.

Business intelligence

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Business intelligence

Build sophisticated analytics applications or easily visualize and derive insights from your relational data.

Location and mapping

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Location and mapping

Handle geographic objects in databases for PostgreSQL without modification. For example, applications can perform customer cohort geolocation to deliver highly targeted ad campaigns, offers and sales.

Database consolidation

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Database consolidation

Move your existing databases to IBM Cloud while also consolidating license costs, retiring servers and cleaning up database sprawl.


Powerful. Customizable. Open source.

Fully managed PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL as a service means IBM manages point-in-time backups, read replicas, logging, monitoring, scaling, hardware setup and software patching.

Highly available

PostgreSQL deployments are built for high availability, using multiple availability zones for a 99.99% SLA. Access is routed through a single endpoint.

Advanced security

Data is encrypted at rest and in motion. IBM® Key Protect provides bring-your-own-key (BYOK) encryption. Compliant with SOC 2 Type 2, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR.

Scale effortlessly

Scale disk and RAM independently to fit your application needs or use autoscaling. Add read replicas to your PostgreSQL deployments to offload traffic.

Automation aware

Go from design to production fast with the management console, CLI and REST API. Integrate with infrastructure-as-code tools like IBM Cloud Schematics.

Flexible options

Separately scale disk, RAM and vCPUs for each PostgreSQL deployment. There’s no need to migrate instance classes to accommodate growth. Pay hourly.

Related products

IBM Cloud® Schematics

Run PostgreSQL hosted in a hyper-protect environment; retain your data in a fully encrypted database.

IBM Cloud® Kubernetes Service

Get powerful tools, an intuitive user experience and built-in security for rapid delivery of applications.

IBM Watson® Studio

Build and train AI models. Prepare and analyze data in a single, integrated environment.

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