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.
"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 platform is very Node.js-friendly, which is something that is important to us."
"It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things."
"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."
"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS."
"Azure is very user friendly. I was able to create some database servers really fast. The user interface is intuitive."
"To me, the most valuable Azure features are AKS, Cloud SQL, security, and account management."
"I have not had a problem with the stability. It is reliable."
"It was very user-friendly when setting up the virtual machines and console. It was an easy task for my team to create virtual servers and start replications."
"The technical support has been good."
"It's a cloud-based application, so installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time."
"We use the cognitive service, virtual machines, and customer DB. Microsoft Azure is also scalable and easy to install."
"I like a lot of features. For example, the Windows virtual solution has helped in such a way that our client-based application was converted into a web-based version through the use of the Windows Virtual Desktop."
"We would like to be notified when something goes wrong in the process. When something is not working, we should get an alert."
"Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure."
"We have to do daily restarts of some processes, which is annoying, and the support for custom CI could be better."
"Their support is good, but they can improve their response time."
"They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more."
"Heroku had an authentication problem a few months ago, but they solved it."
"The dashboard of Microsoft Azure could be better."
"It would be nice to have faster support."
"Microsoft should have one package for all their solutions in one place to be found."
"I think Azure Active Directory and also the backup solutions provided in Azure need to be improved by Microsoft. The backup solution is not a very enterprise solution, and it is very simple. I think in comparison with other backup solutions like Nakivo and Veeam Backup, it can be improved to have a lot of options."
"I would like it if Microsoft communicated better about upcoming changes before they roll them out. Sometimes when Microsoft implements changes, they don't notify the users promptly enough. I would like to know about new features, especially Office 365."
"Because it has a lot of features, a person just coming into Microsoft Azure might feel that it is a bit complex."
"Quite an expensive solution."
"Maybe Microsoft could improve its monitoring around the networking."
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 9th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 188 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.0, 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, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google App Engine, Amazon Lightsail and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google App Engine. See our Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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