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AlloyDB for PostgreSQL

AlloyDB for PostgreSQL

A fully managed PostgreSQL-compatible database service for your most demanding enterprise workloads. AlloyDB combines the best of Google with PostgreSQL, for superior performance, scale, and availability.

  • Fully compatible with PostgreSQL, providing flexibility and true portability for your workloads

  • Superior performance, 4x faster than standard PostgreSQL for transactional workloads*

  • Fast, real-time insights, up to 100x faster analytical queries than standard PostgreSQL*

  • AlloyDB AI can help you build a wide range of generative AI applications

  • AlloyDB Omni is a downloadable edition of AlloyDB designed to run anywhere


Superior performance, scale, and availability

Scale up and achieve predictable performance and a high availability SLA of 99.99%, inclusive of maintenance, for your most demanding enterprise workloads.

Simplified, ML-enabled management

Automated and machine learning-enabled autopilot systems simplify management by handling database patching, backups, scaling, and replication for you.

Transparent and predictable pricing

Eliminate dependency on high-cost, proprietary databases, and take advantage of transparent and predictable pricing with no proprietary licensing or opaque I/O charges.

Key features

Key features

Fully managed database service

AlloyDB is a fully managed, PostgreSQL-compatible database service with industry-leading performance, availability, and scale. It automates administrative tasks, such as backups, replication, patching, and capacity management, and uses adaptive algorithms and machine learning for PostgreSQL vacuum management, storage and memory management, data tiering, and analytics acceleration, so you can focus on building your applications.

Fast transactional processing

AlloyDB is more than 4X faster than standard PostgreSQL for transactional workloads. It's suitable for the most demanding enterprise workloads, including those that require high transaction throughput, large data sizes, or multiple read replicas. Read connections scale horizontally, backed by low lag, scale-out read replica pools, and support cross-region replicas.

High availability

AlloyDB offers a 99.99% uptime SLA, inclusive of maintenance. It automatically detects and recovers from most database failures within 60 seconds, independent of database size and load. The architecture supports non-disruptive instance resizing and database maintenance.

Real-time business insights

AlloyDB is up to 100X faster than standard PostgreSQL for analytical queries, with zero impact on operational performance when running business intelligence, reporting, and hybrid transactional and analytical workloads (HTAP). Built-in integration with Vertex AI, Google's artificial intelligence platform, allows you to call machine learning models, including generative AI models, directly within a query or transaction without having to write any application code.

Customer-friendly pricing

Pricing is transparent and predictable, with no expensive, restrictive licensing, and no opaque I/O charges. Storage is automatically managed, and you're only charged for what you use, with no additional storage costs for read replicas. A free ultra-fast cache, automatically provisioned in addition to instance memory, allows you to maximize the price-performance ratio. Committed use discounts offer additional savings for 1 to 3 year commitments.

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Institutional investors require 100% accuracy for complete transparency and auditability, but blockchains are data-intensive, with our system holding over 2 billion records. We migrated our database from Amazon Aurora to AlloyDB on Google Cloud and it's delivering beyond our highest expectations, with 3x faster performance and 60% lower cost for a similar instance size.

Louis Sirico, Chief Technology Officer, FLUIDEFI

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AlloyDB: Google forges its own new PostgreSQL blend

In this research note, analyst Tony Baer of dbInsight analyzes the role of AlloyDB within Google Cloud's databases and analytics portfolio.

Introducing AlloyDB for PostgreSQL

In this video, Sandy Ghai, Product Manager at Google, discusses why AlloyDB was built and explains the technology that powers it.
Google Cloud Basics

AlloyDB overview

Learn how AlloyDB offers superior performance, availability, and scale for the most demanding enterprise workloads.

AlloyDB quickstart using the Cloud Console

Learn how to use the Google Cloud Console as a visual interface to get started with AlloyDB.

Configure AlloyDB using the API

Learn how to use the API to configure AlloyDB for your workloads.

AlloyDB - Transactional (OLTP) Benchmarking Guide

Best practices for running an Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) benchmark.

AlloyDB - Analytical (OLAP) Benchmarking Guide

Best practices for running an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) benchmark.
Google Cloud Basics

Learn about AlloyDB's intelligent, database-aware storage

How AlloyDB's horizontally scalable storage layer is optimized for PostgreSQL.