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"I like S3, load balancers, and Route 53.""It's easy to manage. We can use a wide range of technologies with AWS.""AWS's containerization is the most useful feature for us.""The initial implementation process is not difficult or complex.""I like that is very easy to use and that it's flexible.""This solution is stable and reliable.""Amazon AWS is good in terms of deployment and user experience. Their certificate management and load balancer are also good features.""It is quite easy to provision new virtual services for our use. The procedures are quite straightforward and simple as compared to other competitors, such as Microsoft or Huawei. This is what we are happy about with Amazon AWS. It is pretty mature in terms of the availability of most of the infrastructure components. If you want to deploy a server on your platform, everything is already there in terms of the operating system, network components, securities, and data encryption. It is also quite scalable and stable."

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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.""The most valuable feature of Heroku is the continuous integration and applications it provides."

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"In the next release, I would like to see better pricing.""Amazon AWS would be improved if it were more stable and if customer support's responses were faster.""One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.""I'd like to see AWS implement consolidated billing for businesses operating under one group. We want to consolidate the functionalities but keep the billing separate. That is a challenge we've faced, and I feel it's something they can improve on. For example, maybe you have three businesses that are operating under one group, and you want each entity to have a separate bill for the respective workload that they're using.""Some extensions are better than others.""I would like to receive some alerts when my consumption is getting out of the normal range.""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.""Some services which were easy to use through shortcuts are now more complicated to use."

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"Their support is good, but they can improve their response time.""Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure.""They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more.""We have to do daily restarts of some processes, which is annoying, and the support for custom CI could be better."

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  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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  • "Its price is very good."
  • "The price of Heroku could be less expensive."
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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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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 151 reviews while Heroku is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Heroku is rated 9.0. 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 Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, 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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