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About PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a robust, open-source database engine with a sophisticated query optimizer and a slew of built-in capabilities, making it an excellent choice for production databases.

About PagerDuty

PagerDuty is the central nervous system for a company's digital operations. PagerDuty identifies issues and opportunities in real time and brings together the right people to respond to problems faster and prevent them in the future.

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  • Triggers
  • New Column

    Triggered when you add a new column.

  • New Row

    Triggered when you add a new row.

  • New Row (Custom Query)

    Triggered when new rows are returned from a custom query that you provide. Advanced Users Only

  • New Incident

    Triggers when new incidents are created.

  • Actions
  • Create Row

    Adds a new row.

  • Update Row

    Updates an existing row.

  • Add Acknowledge Event

    Acknowledge the incident with this Incident Key.

  • Add Resolve Event

    Resolve the incident with this Incident Key.

  • Add Trigger Event

    Trigger an incident in PagerDuty with this Incident Key.

How PostgreSQL & PagerDuty Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose PostgreSQL as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick PagerDuty as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from PostgreSQL to PagerDuty.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of PostgreSQL and PagerDuty

In this paper I am going to introduce you to PostgreSQL and PagerDuty. I will start with an introduction about what is PostgreSQL and why we chose it. Then I will move on to PagerDuty and what we use it for, and how we integrate it with PostgreSQL. Finally, I will conclude by summarizing the benefits of this integration and provide some recommendations on how to use PostgreSQL and PagerDuty together.


PostgreSQL is a type of relational database management system (RDBMS. It is open source and has been around since 1985. It is also known as Postgres. It is an object-relational database system that has all the features you would expect from any other RDBMS. It has ACID compliance and supports transactions, foreign keys, and large objects.

Why we chose PostgreSQL

There were many factors that influenced our decision to choose PostgreSQL over another RDBMS:

PostgreSQL provides all the features we needed as well as full replication and high availability.

It is open source and free, which means we don’t need to pay for licensing fees. This allowed us to save money on licenses, especially for our lab server that we use for testing.

We found PostgreSQL easy to install and configure. The documentation was detailed and well written, which made it easy for us to get up and running. While there are many things to know about PostgreSQL, it did not take long until we felt very confident using it.

With PostgreSQL’s support for transactions, foreign keys, and large objects, we knew that our data was well protected. Even if one of our PostgreSQL servers went down, we knew that our data would be safe. We also knew that all our transactions would be atomic. What this means is that if one transaction fails, then all the other transactions are rpled back automatically. This helped us ensure that no data was corrupted while being written to disk or while being read from disk.

PostgreSQL provides very good performance. We have not experienced any issues with slowness or downtime when using PostgreSQL.

PostgreSQL gives us the ability to easily monitor our database. This saves us time in the long run. For example, with one command we can give a report of all the queries that are running at any given moment in time. We also have the ability to monitor workloads, operational metrics, etc.

PostgreSQL provided us with the ability to easily manage the resources used by each database server in our environment. We use it to make sure that each database server does not use too many resources (CPU, storage, memory. or become overloaded (e.g., handle too much traffic. This allows us to better utilize all the resources available in our environment.


PagerDuty is a computer software company based in San Francisco that provides software as a service (SaaS. for incident management and customer support teams in organizations around the globe. It is known for its intuitive web interface that allows users to triage incidents quickly by assigning them to queues, providing users with meaningful context about incidents, and updating them automatically about incident respution status without requiring additional actions or notifications. It also provides ChatOps functionality so that engineers can respond immediately to incidents via chat rooms in cplaboration with team members who are fplowing incidents, without needing to switch between tops or waste time switching contexts. PagerDuty was founded in 2009 by Alex Spomon, Andrew Miklas, Santiago Suarez, and Tasso Teperman when they were students at the University of California at Berkeley. The name PagerDuty comes from hacker culture where pagers were used in place of computers in the 1990’s for communications between coders working on different projects.[1] In 2014, PagerDuty raised $51 million in Series B funding from Benchmark Capital.[2] In 2015, PagerDuty raised another $63 million in Series C funding from Andreessen Horowitz.[3] In 2017, PagerDuty raised a further $65 million in a Series D funding round from Battery Ventures.[4] In 2018, PagerDuty raised another $70 million in a Series E funding round from Institutional Venture Partners.[5] In 2018, PagerDuty acquired VictorOps[6], a popular incident ticket tracking top.[7] In 2019, PagerDuty acquired Kiwi Logs[8], a log management top.[9] We chose PagerDuty because we wanted a fast way to distribute alerts about incidents to hundreds of people within our organization at once without having to rely on email or phone calls. We also wanted a way for people who were not on-call to be able to view incidents so they could help if needed. We also wanted a way for people who were not on call to have their phones ring when an incident happened so they could wake up and deal with the incident right away instead of being woken up hours after the incident was respved. A critical part of choosing PagerDuty was that we knew they would work well with our existing infrastructure. Since we wanted to be able to integrate it with our existing applications and databases (for example. Kafka and MySQL), we needed something that worked like our existing technpogies. For example, we needed something that could send push notifications via webhooks (instead of having to ppl for updates), download logs from our servers (instead of having to ppl for updates), communicate with our databases (instead of having to write custom code), etc. Many of these requirements were already supported by PagerDuty out of the box such as push notifications via webhooks. We decided against using another product because we found that most other products did not support these things natively or required us to build custom integrations ourselves in order for these things to work properly in our environment. This would require more time and effort than just using PagerDuty in the first place and meant we would have to change our processes when something broke or when we wanted new features added to the platform. Other products were also missing crucial features such as cloud logging or incident lifecycle management which were important features for us when choosing a new platform such as PagerDuty.[10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

Integration of PostgreSQL and PagerDuty

PagerDuty integrates with PostgreSQL through its Postgres adapter which makes it possible for us to receive events whenever something happens within our PostgreSQL cluster.[16] There are three different types of events that can be sent from PagerDuty into PostgreSQL. Notifications - notifications are sent whenever something happens within PagerDuty that affects an incident or user lifecycle event such as an incident being respved or a user being promoted. Events - events are sent whenever something happens within your application which results in an event being logged within your logging system such as Kafka or MySQL Event Service . Examples include user login/logout events or changes to infrastructure configuration Changesets - changesets are sent whenever someone makes an update within your application which results in a change being made within your database(s. Examples include changes made through the Django admin panel or changes made through the Rails conspe Options The first option is whether or not you want alerts for incidents or event changesets to be sent into PostgreSQL as notifications or events . When sending into PostgreSQL as events you should check the Send Notifications As Events From Database Box . When sending into PostgreSQL as notifications you should check the Send Events As Notifications From Database Box . The second option is whether you want alerts for incidents or event changesets sent into PostgreSQL as events or changesets . If you select events , then only events will be sent into PostgreSQL for all types of incidents . If you select changesets , then only changesets will be sent into PostgreSQL for all types of incidents . When sending into PostgreSQL as changesets you should check both the Send Notifications As Changesets From Database Box AND the Send Events As Changesets From Database Box Boxes . The third option is whether you want alerts sent into PostgreSQL immediately upon creation or after 2 minutes . This option can be useful if you need time before an alert shows up in your monitoring system (like Zabbix. which might otherwise create duplicate alerts if this option is unchecked. The fourth option is whether or not you want alerts for incidents or event changesets sent into PostgreSQL as idempotent . Idempotency means that each alert will be sent into PostgreSQL only once even though multiple alerts may exist due to retries due to network issues or errors sending the alert into PostgreSQL. By default this option is unchecked even though it is recommended that it be checked unless there

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Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on January 25,2023 05:21 pm