We performed a comparison between Google App Engine and Heroku based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two PaaS Clouds solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I've found that all of the features are valuable, especially the shared drive and the ability for multiple people to use their documents at the same time."
"Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself."
"It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful."
"One of the best things about Heroku is that it is very easy and straightforward to deploy an application."
"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."
"The most valuable feature of Heroku is the continuous integration and applications it provides."
"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS."
"The platform is very Node.js-friendly, which is something that is important to us."
"I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops."
"The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."
"I think there's still a lot that can be done with Google Meet and the video conferencing part of it. It could be more dynamic in terms of what can be done with it."
"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."
"We would like to be notified when something goes wrong in the process. When something is not working, we should get an alert."
"Their support is good, but they can improve their response time."
"Heroku had an authentication problem a few months ago, but they solved it."
"Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure."
Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.
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.
Google App Engine is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Heroku is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 8.0, while Heroku is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Shared drive allows for communication, collaboration, and documentation in our company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Heroku writes "Easy to configure and use, easily expandable with a variety of plugins, and helpful technical support". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail and Oracle Cloud Platform. See our Google App Engine vs. Heroku report.
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