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Pros
"Their technical support is really good. I am very satisfied.""We have seen an improvement in our infrastructure, as the code makes it very easy to deploy quickly to AWS.""As a service vendor, we have helped clients to achieve faster "go to market" on their products, and have provided highly flexible cost-effective system management solutions.""The solution offers a low footprint. We don't have to come up with a data center ourselves. We basically don't have to own any hardware. We just rent a slice of their platform and we have everything we need.""The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple.""There are a lot of features that I really like including ease of deployment, ease of build and release, and also that it is heavily focused on a PaaS or SaaS model.""The experience with Amazon AWS is error-free. That was also, of course, something that I really appreciate. That means it's really well-tested and, as published or as declared."

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"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS."

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"There's not much room for improvement but that being said, they can improve the overall process of the overall product features and backend.""An easier way to determine estimated costs quickly would be helpful.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of hybrid Kubernetes management.""They should really consolidate and make things simpler rather than offer you hundreds of random options. The way everything is arranged really forces users to figure out everything on their own and then, on top of that, to calculate the total costs. There's an infinite number of combinations even just with cost calculations. It's just too much.""There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us.""They can launch the Oracle service in Azure, and we expect that this should be possible in Amazon AWS as well.""One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.""I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage."

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"They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more."

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"It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.""I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.""The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.""I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."

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EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
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Overview

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

Established in 2007, Heroku is a cloud application platform providing a streamlined, efficient place for web app developers to create and deploy their applications. Heroku is designed to maximize developer productivity. With the entire web application development process available on the Herokucloud, creating and rolling out web apps has been made more efficient, convenient, and cost-effective than ever before.

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Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq. Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider21%
Retailer4%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business89%
Large Enterprise11%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and others in PaaS Clouds. Updated: October 2020.
442,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 12 reviews while Heroku is ranked 15th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Heroku is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Perfect for startups and easy to implement but offers a confusing amount of tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Heroku writes "An easy-to-use container-based cloud Platform". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud, Google Firebase, SAP Cloud Platform and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Jelastic and Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service.

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