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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CloudFoundry ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

9.8

CloudFoundry

98%
7.4

Heroku Platform

74%
CloudFoundry ranks higher in 6/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
27 Ratings

Scalability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
44 Ratings

Development environment creation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
39 Ratings

Development environment replication

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
38 Ratings

Issue recovery

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
39 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
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

Issue monitoring and notification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CloudFoundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

CloudFoundry

100%
1 Rating
6.3

Heroku Platform

63%
48 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Heroku Platform

95%
6 Ratings

Usability

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Heroku Platform

92%
17 Ratings

Availability

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Heroku Platform

80%
2 Ratings

Performance

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Heroku Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Heroku Platform

87%
38 Ratings

Online Training

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Heroku Platform

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

CloudFoundry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Heroku Platform

90%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudFoundry

It's well suited if:
  • The organization has large number of applications that needs to be deployed frequently.
  • The organization is tied to the DevOps mindset.
  • The organization has programs in different languages.
  • The applications does not need EJB's support that servers like web logic provide.
It's less suited if:
  • The applications needs security configuration within the same CloudFoundry instance.
  • The organization, for whatever reason does not want developers to manage the instances.
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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

CloudFoundry

  • Support for Orgs and Spaces that allow for managing users and deployables within a large organization.
  • Easy deployment, deploying code is as simple as executing single line from CLI, thanks to build-packs.
  • Solid and rich CLI, that allows for various operations on the instance.
  • Isolated Virtual Machines called Droplets, that provide clean run time environment for the code. This used to be a problem with Weblogic and other application servers, where multiple applications are run on the same cluster and they share resources.
  • SSH capability for the droplet (isolated VM's are called droplets), that allows for real time viewing of the App code while the application is running.
  • Support for multiple languages, thanks to build-packs.
  • Support for horizontal scaling, scaling an instance horizontally is a breeze.
  • Support for configuring environment variable using the service bindings.
  • Supports memory and disk space limit allocation for individual applications.
  • Supports API's as well as workers (processes without endpoints)
  • Supports blue-green deployment with minimal down time
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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

CloudFoundry

  • Does not support stateful containers and that would be a nice to have.
  • Supports showing logs, but does not persist the logs anywhere. This makes relying on Cloud Foundry's logs very unreliable. The logs have to be persisted using other third party tools like Elk and Kibana.
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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

CloudFoundry

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

CloudFoundry 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

    CloudFoundry

    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

    CloudFoundry

    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

    CloudFoundry

    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

    CloudFoundry

    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

    CloudFoundry

    No answers on this topic

    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

    CloudFoundry

    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

    CloudFoundry

    While Docker shines in providing support for volumes and stateful instances, Cloud foundry shines in providing support for deploying stateless services. Heroku shines in integrating with Git and using commits to git as hooks to trigger deployments right from the command line. But it does not provide on-premise solution that Cloud foundry provides.
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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

    CloudFoundry

    • Positive impact, since it simplifies the deployment time by a huge margin. Without cloud foundry, deploying a code needs coordination with infrastructure teams, while with cloud foundry, its a simple one line command. This reduces the deployment time from at least few hours to few minutes. Faster deployments promote faster dev cycle iterations.
    • Code maintenance such as upgrading a Node or Java version is as simple as updating the build-pack. Without cloud foundry, using web logic, the specific version only supports a specific version of Java. So updating the version involves upgrading the version of web logic that needs to involve few teams. So without cloud foundry, it takes at least few days, with cloud foundry, its a matter of few mins.
    • Overall, happier Developers and thats harder to quantify.
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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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