While reading about DigitalOcean’s new App Platform, I stumbled across a cool new PaaS called Render. They launched in 2019 and offer a compelling alternative to Heroku. I just added them to my DBaaS Calculator.
They’re the only option in my calculator under $10/month, which is a big deal when you’re just starting up a proof-of-concept side project. It’s true you can get a shared DB from ElephantSQL for $5, as long as you don’t need PostGIS. Anyways I hope Render gives Heroku a run for their money.