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"The WhatApp feature is the most valuable.""The initial setup is okay. It's not too complex. Deployment took about one day.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS.""It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things.""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."

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"I am limited to sending a photo to five people. I want to be able to send a photo to many people, not just five.""There needs to be more directions in terms of how to use the solution.""Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."

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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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"I would like to have more free application with it. Some of the applications, I am paying more for them. I think that they must be free."

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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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Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

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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Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Computer Software Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Educational Organization4%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise18%
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Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. Heroku and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Google App Engine is ranked 11th in Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS Clouds) with 3 reviews while Heroku is ranked 10th in Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS Clouds) with 3 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 9.4, while Heroku is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". 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". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Lightsail, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and Jelastic. See our Google App Engine vs. Heroku report.

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