Dingo PostgreSQL™ for PCF

Highly-Available PostgreSQL Clusters with Built-In Disaster Recovery

Nearly all applications running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry® require either a SQL database, a NoSQL/JSON database, or both. The best open source database for both use cases is PostgreSQL. Each service instance is a dedicated database cluster providing both application user as well as superuser access. This makes it easy to manage loaded extensions and other superuser-only features while ensuring that applications operate with appropriate permissions.

Fast, Complete Data Recovery

Recoverable archives built into every service instance database makes it easy to retrieve lost data.

Maintain High Availability

Every service instance database is deployed as a highly-available PostgreSQL cluster, so the service always stays up and running.

Ensure Robust Security

Each service instance database has it’s own dedicated, secure Docker container, meaning data is always safe and secure.

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Dingo Tiles Overview

The Dingo PostgreSQL™ tile brings highly-available, disaster recoverable PostgreSQL clusters to everyone in your organization. New staff on their first day will find it simple to get started. Each service instance is a dedicated database cluster with support for custom extensions, and other superuser-only features. Dingo Tiles™ amplify and extend Pivotal Cloud Foundry® to make all your developers and admins crazy happy.

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Integration Features

Option for fully automated management of the service on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Monitoring, failure recovery, and software updates with zero-to-minimal downtime.

Plan migrations. Developers can resize deployments by changing their service plans as needed and resource requirements change.

Option to create and destroy the service instance on demand as required.

Automate periodic backups and allow for restoring from a backup if needed.

Operators can customize service plan definitions to support internal chargeback packages and enforce resource constraints.

The service is documented with instructions for setup and operation.

Encryption at rest. Stored data is encrypted.

Encryption in motion. Data transmitted between app and service are encrypted.

Supports high availability against internal service failures to minimize downtime for bound applications.

Multi-Availability Zone support. Make use of multiple availability zones in cloud deployments to support failover.

Get visibility into details of service operation through standard monitoring and logging tools for products and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Quotas. Operators can place limits on service instance counts.

Developers have control over when to upgrade to new versions, subject to policies set by operators, so that app modifications and downtime can be managed.

“Dingo PostgreSQL’s DR feature saved our business. We were able to recover from a complete disaster with no loss of customer data. Without Dingo PostgreSQL, the recovery process would have been exceedingly painful and time consuming. It would have extended downtime to unacceptable lengths and we would have lost some customer data as well as customers because of it.”

Adam Bell, NIRDHOST

How it Works

Dingo PostgreSQL is a BOSH deployed service that integrates with Pivotal Cloud Foundry via a service broker as a tile in the PivNet marketplace. It requires integration with an object store with an AWS S3 compatible API.

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