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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Heroku Platform

    74%
    Heroku Platform ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    27 Ratings

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    44 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    43 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    29 Ratings

    Platform access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    43 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    42 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    39 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    38 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    42 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    39 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    44 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    85%
    5 Ratings
    6.3

    Heroku Platform

    63%
    48 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Heroku Platform

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    Heroku Platform

    92%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Heroku Platform

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Heroku Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    Heroku Platform

    87%
    38 Ratings

    Online Training

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Heroku Platform

    60%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Heroku Platform

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    At one instance, there was a fire in our data center and the backup power had some issues because of which the whole DC went down. I believe with AKS and the replication it's easier to handle such a situation. Also, the scenario would have been pretty transparent to the end-users.
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    Salesforce

    Heroku is very well suited for startups looking to get a server stack up and running quickly. There is little to no overhead when managing your instances. However, you'll need a background in basic DevOps or system management to make sure everything is set up correctly. In addition, it's easy to accidentally go crazy on pricing. Make sure you're only creating the server instances you need to run the base application and set up an auto-scaler plugin to handle peaks.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Highly repeatable process
    • Minimizes the amount of software to install
    • Easily scale resources to meet demand
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    Salesforce

    • Heroku has a very simple deployment model, making it easy to get your application up-and-running with minimal effort. We can focus on our efforts the unique aspects of our application.
    • The robust add-on marketplace makes it easy to try out new approaches with minimal effort and investment -- and when we settle on a solution, we can easily scale it.
    • Heroku's support is quite good -- their staff is quite technical and willing to get into the weeds to diagnose even complicated problems.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Need to update cluster manually
    • Policies cannot be updated for existing components
    • if any change in policy every has to create cluster
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    Salesforce

    • Large price jumps between certain resource tiers (2x Dyno for $50 per month versus Performance Dyno for $250). Free Postgres next jumps to $50 per month.
    • Marketing/Branding to non-technical stakeholders. As the years pass, I've had to fight more to convince stakeholders on the value of Heroku over AWS.
    • Improve Buildpack documentation. This is one area where Heroku's documentation is fairly confusing.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Heroku Platform

      Starting Price

      $85 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Heroku Platform editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Production$25.001
      Advanced$250.002

      Footnotes

      1. per month
      2. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Heroku is easy to use, services a ton of functions for you out of the box, and provides a means to get a software product off the ground and managed quickly and easily. The tools provide allows a small to medium size org to move very quickly. The CLI tools provided make managing an entire technical infrastructure simple.
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Easy to use web based console and easy to use command line tools; deployment is done directly from a GIT repository. What more could you ask for? The one thing that keeps me from giving it a 10 is that custom build packs are almost incomprehensible. We used one for a while because we needed cairo graphics processing. Fortunately, I was able to figure out a different way to do what we needed so that we could get off the custom build pack.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Heroku availability correlates pretty strongly to AWS US EAST availability. We had a couple of times where there was a Heroku-specific issue but not for the last 7-8 months.
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      Performance

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      The only issue that I ever have is that about 1 out of 20 deployments (git push) will hang and need to be cancelled and done again.
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      Microsoft support was really good, whenever we raise any ticket they come back to us within a couple of hours.
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      Salesforce

      I've used it for many years without facing any major problem. It's not hard at all to get used to it, it's documentation is outstanding and simple. We are close to 2020 and I don't think most of the existing companies or startups should still face old problems such as wasting time deploying code and calculate computing resources.
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      Implementation Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Salesforce

      Be ready to pay a bit more than expected in the beginning if you're migrating from a big server. The application is probably not ready for the change and you have to keep improving it with time.
      It's also important to consider that you can't save anything to the disc as it will be lost when your application restarts, so you have to think about using something like S3.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      The ability to create new instances (i.e. elastic provisioning) is probably the fastest with Azure Kubernetes Service compared to the alternatives that I have looked at. From a pricing perspective, Microsoft always seems to find a way to be more competitive in this area, and literally every other field they play in.
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      Salesforce

      Heroku is the more expensive option for hosting compared to some of the cloud platforms we investigated, but it's worth it for us because of the plug-and-play nature of Heroku deployment. We can be up and running in a few minutes and know with precision how much it will cost us each month to run the application, unlike Amazon Web Services where you have to go to great pains to configure it correctly or else you might end up with a shocking monthly bill. Overall, spending the time to configure Amazon Web Services or one of its competitors is likely the more affordable and powerful choice, because you have control over so many specifics of the configuration. But it also requires the burden of continuing to maintain and update your AWS instance, whereas with Heroku they take care of security fixes and platform upgrades. It's a great service and we are happy to pay the extra cost for the value-adds Heroku provides.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Positive impact in moving applications to cloud from the in-hose data center to save cost
      • Sometimes got affected with some bugs on the AKS infrastructure but hasn't caused a big kios as our production footprint in AKS is not yet high
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      Salesforce

      • It has been critical in seamlessly operating our platform with runs all of our programs.
      • It has been impressive with its ability to scale quickly which results in the growth of our work.
      • It allows for tracking of different features which allows for quick problem solving which saves us time.
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