Render is a cloud platform provider that has positioned itself in the market as the next Heroku. Render launched in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It is led by Anurag Goel, who was previously an early engineer and Head of Risk at Stripe. His blog post explaining why he started Render serves as a kind of manifesto for the young company.

They raised $20 million in 2021 and made managed Redis generally available in 2022. They have offered PostgreSQL since launch and were among the first cloud providers to support PostgreSQL 14 when it was released.

Render offers a range of services that include web hosting, managed databases, static site hosting, and more. The platform is designed to be simple and easy to use, with a focus on automation and ease of deployment. Besides managed databases, some of Render’s other key features include:

  • Easy deployment: Render provides a simple and intuitive interface for deploying applications to the cloud. Users can deploy applications in a variety of languages and frameworks, including Node.js, Python, Ruby, and more.
  • Automatic scaling: Render provides automatic scaling for applications, allowing them to scale up or down based on traffic and demand.
  • Static site hosting: Render provides hosting for static websites, with automatic SSL and CDN integration for fast and secure delivery of content.