We performed a comparison between Heroku and Microsoft Azure 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.
"What I found most valuable about this solution is that it's easy to use and integrate with GitHub actions."
"We use Heroku to run generic data. We also use it for our customer development environment. It helps us to build and test websites."
"The platform is very Node.js-friendly, which is something that is important to us."
"The most valuable feature of Heroku is the continuous integration and applications it provides."
"One of the best things about Heroku is that it is very easy and straightforward to deploy an application."
"It is a very straightforward solution that provides a wide range of services."
"The automated connectors to some of our critical enterprise systems are an important feature. These are very large, critical, global HCM systems."
"It's a cloud-based application, so installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time."
"The product provides a host of security tools."
"It is easy to deploy."
"The advantage of Microsoft Azure is its simplicity. It's easy to launch a project. However, the problem with this kind of solution is the reliability for the customers. You have to be sure to stay with Microsoft."
"The best feature in Microsoft Azure is that I don't have to change computers. I don't have to upgrade or if something breaks or a hard drive crashes. The lack of a physical aspect is the major feature for me."
"In terms of managing and configuring infrastructures, Azure is fairly good."
"Heroku had an authentication problem a few months ago, but they solved it."
"We have to do daily restarts of some processes, which is annoying, and the support for custom CI could be better."
"The tool's configuration is complex."
"I think this solution would be improved if free demos were available indefinitely."
"We would like to be notified when something goes wrong in the process. When something is not working, we should get an alert."
"Their backup strategy is a little complex which racks up the VM to other sole storage areas. This should be improved."
"The solution lacks fluidity and is not intuitive."
"Microsoft Azure could improve by having more virtual machine operating systems available."
"Microsoft Azure could improve by having the availability be 100%. Which is difficult, but not impossible."
"A good strategy would be to include a feature for integrating with external ecosystems."
"The integration pipeline could be a bit more broad in terms of applications."
"It could be more flexible. If you look at all Mircosoft products, they are not up to the mark. For example, Azure Ready doesn't provide the same kind of access a domain administrator has and the kind of flexibility that they have when using Active Directory. Microsoft support could be better. Their service could also be better. For example, specific policies for templates suddenly become unavailable. When I checked, they said that certain things might be withdrawn based on customer feedback. This happened once or twice, and it wasn't available at all for five days, it just went down."
"We use Microsoft Server 2019 and 2016. And I didn't like the 2019 client, so we had to downgrade back to 2016. The main issue there was its monitoring system. Our client needed an alternative, and if they were using more Windows products, they also needed to make that downgrade."
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 works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with 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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"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 75 reviews. Heroku is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Heroku writes "Easy to configure and use, easily expandable with a variety of plugins, and helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Heroku is most compared with Google Cloud, Google App Engine, Oracle Cloud Platform, OpenShift and Salesforce Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, IBM Public Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. See our Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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