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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Heroku and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"It is enough for us in terms of features. We don't have too many transactions, and it is sufficient for our current needs.""The compute and the elasticness of the compute is really great. Whenever there's a load, it automatically adds the servers and then reduces the servers based on the configuration. This is really wonderful, more cost-effective, and it's been really good for us.""It's a flexible solution.""It is highly available and on-demand. So, you can scale up and scale down whenever required.""Amazon is a really good solution with high performance. They offer more connectors than some of their competitors, such as Microsoft Azure.""The most valuable features I have found are the Database Migration Service (DMS) for monitoring the host and routing, Route 53, and EC2 tools. The DMS is not available in any other solution that I am aware of. They have a very flexible and professional solution.""The technical support is good.""We've built several AI ML solutions and done lots of work on the GPUs available on Amazon servers. We did a lot of work around web spidering, natural language processing, and machine learning or deep learning workloads."

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"It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the system and functionality that we need or want to develop. They take care of everything else. It provides high availability. It is a pretty good solution that provides everything that we need. It has everything that we need to run our applications. We have many different applications, and we generate three million bills for a company in Brazil. We see more than a billion requests per day in another application. Everything works just fine, and it is very good.""It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things.""Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS."

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Cons
"Identity and access management on AWS could be straightforward.""The solution could always be further improved on the commercial side of things. Amazon Web Services are not cheap. It would be ideal if it was less expensive for the customer.""Integration with in-house applications could be simplified.""As a result of the competency, I believe that most people are now leaning toward Azure rather than AWS.""I have trouble with the AWS command-line interface.""I want to use AWS as a full solution for my website - for domain and website hosting, and everything in between - however, I was not able to find everything together.""Its interface could be better because there are so many services right now in the product that it is quite difficult to navigate around in this. Its interface could be a subject of improvement.""They should implement the command shell by default. As it is now, to open the console, you have to download the command application."

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"They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more.""Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure.""Their support is good, but they can improve their response time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.""AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced.""I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.""Pricing is good. It's average.""It's a pay-per-use model.""The price of the solution is reasonable.""The price, in general, could be better.""This is a subscription-based service and there are licensing fees."

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Top Answer: Open Shift makes managing infrastructure easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling. There is also a wonderful dashboard mechanism to alert us in case the application is over-committing or is… more »
Top Answer: How is SAP Cloud Platform different than Amazon AWS? Amazon AWS offers options both in terms of upgrading and expanding capabilities as well as acquiring greater storage space. These upgrades can… more »
Top Answer: We like Google Firebase hosting and authentication and also the excellent cloud functionality. Our team found the flexibility of handling and dealing with the database through EDL to be very useful… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the… more »
Top Answer: Their support is good, but they can improve their response time.
Top Answer: Our clients use it to deploy the production, development, and staging environments. Its version depends on our clients' needs. Usually, it is a customized system that needs to be scaled.
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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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Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider7%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise39%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Heroku and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 127 reviews while Heroku is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Heroku is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Heroku writes "Good pricing, highly scalable, very easy to set up, and allows us to focus on the functionality that we need and takes care of everything else". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, OpenShift and Jelastic. See our Amazon AWS vs. Heroku report.

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