Heroku Overview

Heroku is the #10 ranked solution in our list of PaaS Services. It is most often compared to Microsoft Azure: Heroku vs Microsoft Azure

What is Heroku?

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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What users are saying about Heroku pricing:
  • "Its price is very good."

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Marcelo Murad
Director at Imaginedone
Real User
Top 10
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

What is our primary use case?

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.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "Their support is good, but they can improve their response time."

What other advice do I have?

If you want to use Heroku and all of its functionalities, you need to understand how to develop an application to run it in the cloud. I would rate Heroku a ten out of ten. It is a good tool.
Cristian Molina
Ruby programmer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Very good for implementing new apps and pushing changes

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this product is for hosting Ruby applications. Probably more than half of the people at our company use Heroku for applications. I am a customer of Heroku and a Ruby programmer.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things."
  • "Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It's very good for small organizations with low traffic that don't need a lot of storage. If you need more storage, you should use an extra add-on or connection like Amazon. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.
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JO
Head Of Engineering at a sports company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
An easy-to-use container-based cloud Platform

What is our primary use case?

We deploy a lot of our production servers on Heroku. We use it for deploying production apps to AWS. Within our organization, there are roughly seven people using this solution — mostly software engineers and QA engineers.

Pros and Cons

  • "Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS."
  • "They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Heroku a rating of nine. It's not amazing but it's pretty good. They solve most of our problems and we don't experience many issues with them. A little bit of downtime, but that's about it. I'd recommend Heroku. I think it's worth it. If you don't want to roll out of your own AWS management infrastructure, I think it's a good option.
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