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Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS.""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.""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."

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"Provides support throughout the whole platform.""The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application.""The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications."

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

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"Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift.""Not a ten because it's not a standard solution and the endpoint protection user has to prepare with documentation or have training from other people. It's not easy to start because it's not like other solutions.""The solution only offers support for one server."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is very good."
  • "The price of Heroku could be less expensive."
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  • "I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    Open Shift makes managing infrastructure easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling. There is also a wonderful dashboard mechanism to alert us in case the application is over-committing or is… more »
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    Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database… more »
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    The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
    UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government6%
    University4%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company22%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
    Non Tech Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business86%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise10%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Heroku is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.0, while OpenShift is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, IBM Public Cloud and Salesforce Platform, whereas OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Application Container Cloud Service. See our Heroku vs. OpenShift report.

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