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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 incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines.""The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.""The data factory feature.""The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.""It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.""The most valuable features are the interface and customizability."

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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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"Virtual networks might be improved by adding more rules for the validation of protocols and peripheral elements in security assurance.""I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.""They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""Dashboards and reporting could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.""The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."

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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: It is really scalable and easy to use.
Top Answer: Its pricing model can be improved. It is variable, and if you do a simulation now, within a few months, the price can change, and your simulation would no longer be valid.
Top Answer: They should include a cybersecurity feature to improve the protection of the systems. They could do better in terms of the pricing model. Its price keeps on changing. Their technical support can also… more »
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Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure, MS Azure, MS Azure
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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.

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Educational Organization5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise39%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,607 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 101 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. 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 Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Heroku is most compared with Amazon Lightsail, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Jelastic, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Alibaba Cloud. See our Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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