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"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."

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

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"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

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

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  • "The services that it provides are good for the price."
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  • "Its price is very good."
  • "The price of Heroku could be less expensive."
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    The most valuable feature of Heroku is the continuous integration and applications it provides.
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    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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    We are using Heroku to create applications for the education sector.
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    Overview

    Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

    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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    Comms Service Provider37%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company9%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government6%
    University4%
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    Small Business86%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise10%
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    Amazon Lightsail is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Heroku is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Heroku is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". 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 Lightsail is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google App Engine, IBM Cloud Private and Pantheon, whereas Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Salesforce Platform.

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