embedded-postgres-binaries VS tempgres-server

Compare embedded-postgres-binaries vs tempgres-server and see what are their differences.


Lightweight bundles of PostgreSQL binaries with reduced size intended for testing purposes. (by zonkyio)


REST service for creating temporary PostgreSQL databases (by ClockworkConsulting)
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4.0 3.7
21 days ago 10 months ago
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Apache License 2.0 GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of embedded-postgres-binaries. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of tempgres-server. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-17.
  • Ephemeral Postgres Databases
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Nov 2021
    (Shameless plug:)

    Here's the same thing as a docker container you can just keep around which auto-destroys the databases after a set time: https://github.com/ClockworkConsulting/tempgres-server

    A docker container is on dockerhub as 'cwconsult/tempgres:v2.1.1' (I think I messed up the last publishing and 'latest' doesn't point to that. I should really fix that tag.)

    A few nice things about this one is that:

    - You don't even need a local PostgreSQL

    - You can keep one somewhere in your LAN and never have to worry about it again.

    - It integrates trivially with GitLab CI where you just use it as a service inside the build.

    - Integration super-simple... simple enough to use even in e.g. shell scripts.

    - No need to worry about tear-down

What are some alternatives?

When comparing embedded-postgres-binaries and tempgres-server you can also consider the following projects:

steampipe - Use SQL to instantly query your cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP and more). Open source CLI. No DB required.

postgres-gcs-backup - Simple Docker image to backup a Postgres db, to a GCS bucket

dockertest - Write better integration tests! Dockertest helps you boot up ephermal docker images for your Go tests with minimal work.

embedded-database-spring-test - A library for creating isolated embedded databases for Spring-powered integration tests.

ephemeralpg - Quickly spin up a temporary PostgreSQL test databases


zapatos - Zero-abstraction Postgres for TypeScript: a non-ORM database library