crunchy-proxy VS pREST

Compare crunchy-proxy vs pREST and see what are their differences.


PostgreSQL Connection Proxy by Crunchy Data (beta) (by CrunchyData)


PostgreSQL ➕ REST, low-code, simplify and accelerate development, ⚡ instant, realtime, high-performance on any Postgres application, existing or new (by prest)
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crunchy-proxy pREST
2 15
391 3,701
0.3% 2.9%
0.0 4.2
over 1 year ago 1 day ago
Go Go
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of crunchy-proxy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-17.
  • GCP Cloud SQL Migration without outage?
    2 projects | | 17 Dec 2021
    This is why I always recommend using a postgres proxy so you can point it to different database servers as you stand them up. AWS does this by default but GCP doesn’t yet, so you have to have your own Postgres proxy (e.g or move to an HA Postgres setup like Patroni that has streaming replication (


Posts with mentions or reviews of pREST. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-12.
  • Need help connecting VueJS 3 UI to a database
    2 projects | | 12 Mar 2023
  • Postgres as Rest
    2 projects | | 2 Mar 2023
  • pREST on YugabyteDB
    2 projects | | 22 Jan 2023
    In a previous post, I published an example with PostgREST on YugabyteDB. Here is another one: pREST opens a REST API to PostgreSQL. YugabyteDB is a PostgreSQL-compatible Open-Source Distributed SQL database. It adds horizontal scalability to applications built for PostgreSQL. Let's see how it integrates with pREST.
  • PostgREST – Serve a RESTful API from Any Postgres Database
    22 projects | | 29 Dec 2022
    Pretty sure I started with this:

    And from there you can execute your own command and add handlers or other things as you wish.

  • Accessing Postgres via REST using pRest
    2 projects | | 3 Sep 2021
    With pRest, it is possible to create a RESTFul API to access the contents of a Postgres database in a fast and straightforward way. The project, written in Go, can be found on its official website and Github.
  • Admin panel for Go back end?
    10 projects | | 23 Apr 2021
    So this is something I've been pondering about for a while and I think I've settled to using Directus: as my db admin and dbmate for migrations. Alternatively you could use react admin: . The only problem with the latter is that it requires you to build your rest endpoint for CRUD but you can use postgrest: (or it's go alternative prest: for that.
  • Full Text Search in PostgreSQL
    4 projects | | 2 Jan 2021
    prest / prest
    4 projects | | 2 Jan 2021
    There is PostgREST written in Haskell, but keeping Haskell software in production is not an easy job. With this need pREST was born. Read more.
    4 projects | | 2 Jan 2021
    This feature was implemented in version 1.0.5 as a search filter and works like this:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing crunchy-proxy and pREST you can also consider the following projects:

go-pg - Golang ORM with focus on PostgreSQL features and performance

go-cache - An in-memory key:value store/cache (similar to Memcached) library for Go, suitable for single-machine applications.

go-mysql - a powerful mysql toolset with Go

InfluxDB - Scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics

stolon - PostgreSQL cloud native High Availability and more.

tidb - TiDB is an open-source, cloud-native, distributed, MySQL-Compatible database for elastic scale and real-time analytics. Try AI-powered Chat2Query free at :

dgraph - Native GraphQL Database with graph backend

diskv - A disk-backed key-value store.

patroni - A template for PostgreSQL High Availability with Etcd, Consul, ZooKeeper, or Kubernetes

ozzo-dbx - A Go (golang) package that enhances the standard database/sql package by providing powerful data retrieval methods as well as DB-agnostic query building capabilities.

prometheus - The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.

pgweb - Cross-platform client for PostgreSQL databases