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Pros
"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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"The security is the most valuable feature, in particular, the way I can give different access to different areas to different people, so you can really fine-tune access for different users."

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Cons
"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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"The user interface for the systems that you build can use some improvement because as it is now, you have to do a lot of HTML and CSS to make it look modern."

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"This product has really good value, as it doesn't have a per-user cost, there's a flat fee."

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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.
Top Answer: The security is the most valuable feature, in particular, the way I can give different access to different areas to different people, so you can really fine-tune access for different users.
Top Answer: This product provides really good value, as it doesn't have a per-user cost, there's a flat fee. So, if you have 100 users or 200 users accessing the system that you build, there's no difference in… more »
Top Answer: The vendor does a really poor job of marketing this software because it should be more popular. This is something that I have pointed out to them. It's a super piece of software, but very few people… more »
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Overview

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.

Knack helps non-programmers easily build beautiful, data-driven web apps. Data can be imported from spreadsheets and converted to an online database. Tools like search, forms, and tables are used to build web apps that work with the data. Apps can be published to any site and adapt to the surrounding design. Multiple versions can be published to different sites and for different audiences. Developers can extend these apps with a RESTful API, custom CSS, and JS event handlers.

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Sample Customers
Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
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Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Knack is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review. Heroku is rated 9.4, while Knack is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Knack writes "Flexible and granular security options, good filtering, and the pricing model is cost-effective". Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, OpenShift and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Knack is most compared with Caspio, Zoho Creator, Microsoft PowerApps, Microsoft Azure and AppSheet.

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