Postgres is a powerful, open source object-relational database that is highly customizable. With Postgres, development is fast and easily scalable, plus you can develop in a language you're comfortable with like C/C++, Perl, Python, TCL/TK, Delphi/Kylix, VB, PHP, ASP, and Java just for starters. It's a feature-rich enterprise database with JSON support, giving you the best of both the SQL and NoSQL worlds. IBM Compose for PostgreSQL makes Postgres even better by managing it for you. This includes offering an easy, auto-scaling deployment system which delivers high availability and redundancy, automated no-stop backups and much more. Note: Compose via Bluemix does not give access to the Compose UI at this time, see https://help.compose.com/docs/bluemix-compose-support for more details.