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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    Crucible

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Heroku Platform

    75%
    Heroku Platform ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    27 Ratings

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    44 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    43 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    29 Ratings

    Platform access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    43 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    42 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    39 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    38 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    42 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    39 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    44 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Crucible is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Crucible

    75%
    5 Ratings
    6.7

    Heroku Platform

    67%
    48 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Crucible

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Heroku Platform

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    Crucible

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    Heroku Platform

    92%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    Crucible

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Heroku Platform

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Crucible

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Heroku Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.3

    Crucible

    93%
    3 Ratings
    8.7

    Heroku Platform

    87%
    38 Ratings

    Online Training

    Crucible

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Heroku Platform

    60%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Crucible

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Heroku Platform

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Crucible

    Crucible is well suited for situations where development teams follow a branch-based merge process, where new features or automation stories are introduced. It allows more seasoned team members to check newer team members' code to ensure standards are followed. It is probably less appropriate for smaller development teams or smaller projects, where code reviews can be less formal.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Heroku Platform

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Crucible

    • Supports all major source control systems such as SVN and Git.
    • Integration with Jira, Bamboo, Bitbucket, to have a complete end to end development experience.
    • Easy to use UI/UX for reviewing code changes amongst different team members.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Heroku Platform

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Crucible

    • Crucible notifications of changes or updates to the code review are delayed as well as loading more source code is slow.
    • Crucible is formatting could use improvements for viewing customization features. For instance, allowing the user to create a new tab per file to be reviewed would be nice to have.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Heroku Platform

    • 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.
    Ben Gelsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Crucible

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Crucible Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Heroku Platform

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $85 per month

    Heroku Platform Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Production$25.001
    Advanced$250.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Crucible

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Heroku Platform

    Heroku Platform 9.5
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Mark Hutter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Crucible

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Heroku Platform

    Heroku Platform 9.2
    Based on 17 answers
    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.
    David Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Crucible

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Heroku Platform

    Heroku Platform 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    David Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Crucible

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Heroku Platform

    Heroku Platform 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    David Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Crucible

    Crucible 9.3
    Based on 3 answers
    Good support overall being an Atlassian product, with options including free/paid official support and community provided help.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Heroku Platform

    Heroku Platform 8.7
    Based on 38 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Crucible

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Heroku Platform

    Heroku Platform 9.0
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Crucible

    Crucible was first on the market and the price is inexpensive. Crucible integrates with Jira Software and Atlassian Fisheye, providing the ability to track defects efficiently. SonarQube compares code to 'best standards' but not 'internal standards' and does not integrate to issue tracking. GitHub offers effective peer review, and has some integration with GitHub issues but costs more.
    Craig Solinski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Heroku Platform

    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.
    Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Crucible

    • It has had a large ROI for our team, as it has helped us find issues sooner than we would have had we not reviewed things properly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Heroku Platform

    • 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.
    Emily Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

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