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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a fantastic product for most Oracle environments. As far as I know, it supports almost all of the Oracle environments. The only scenarios I could think of where it would be less appropriate to use this product would be if you have an Oracle environment that is outdated by quite a few versions, or if you couldn't afford migrating to OCI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Heroku Platform
8.6
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Ease of building user interfaces
Heroku Platform
9.1
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Scalability
Heroku Platform
8.3
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Platform management overhead
Heroku Platform
9.0
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Workflow engine capability
Heroku Platform
8.2
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Platform access control
Heroku Platform
7.7
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Services-enabled integration
Heroku Platform
8.7
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Development environment creation
Heroku Platform
9.4
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Development environment replication
Heroku Platform
8.8
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Issue monitoring and notification
Heroku Platform
8.2
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Issue recovery
Heroku Platform
8.6
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Upgrades and platform fixes
Heroku Platform
8.9
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
7.9
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.7
Dynamic scaling
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.7
Elastic load balancing
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.3
Pre-configured templates
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
7.5
Monitoring tools
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
7.5
Pre-defined machine images
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
7.9
Operating system support
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.0
Security controls
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.6
Automation
Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
6.2

Pros

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Block Volume provides durability and stability to data. IOPS can be changed on the fly. Always stay true to the promised performance.
  • Block Volume can be encrypted with ease to meet compliance. Can also be easily integrated with OCI vault service for extra security.
  • Object Storage and File Storage are other forms of storage that are secure and extremely easy to configure. FSS is one of the best in the industry when it comes to reliability and performance.
  • SSD block volumes are persistent in OCI unlike many other clouds.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) is a fully managed service that makes it a little hard sometimes to fine tune HPC workloads, for example AI/Deep learning training where a lot of data transfer and compute is needed.
  • The initial setup can certainly be improved with less steps to make it faster and easier to deploy compared to the competition, for example Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
  • Documentation and best practice documentation for OKE can be improved especially since there are not a lot of customer references available for large scale deployments that need fine tuned performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very likely. Our business solely relies on OCI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Heroku Platform

Heroku Platform 9.1
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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 9.0
Based on 2 answers
doesn't have a mobile version
Adriana Grama | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 9.0
Based on 1 answer
highly available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 8.0
Based on 1 answer
good performance . good integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Good rating. Always advancing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Heroku Platform

Heroku Platform 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 6.0
Based on 1 answer
detailed and easy to understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to implement.Easy to navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The main thing we discussed while we Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is [that] we can use/integrate other Oracle products like Oracle Infrastructure storage [and] Infrastructure networking. To be simple, it support[s] all Oracle services, which make the process more reliable in the production environment. Oracle also stacks up against other as it has lesser billing rate as compared with other vendor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Heroku Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 7.0
Based on 1 answer
useful product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Heroku Platform

  • Heroku allowed us to get up and running fast. Deployment was really easy and connecting to our codebase was, too. The deployment integration with GitHub is pretty slick.
  • The add-ons provisioning is so simple and the documentation is so thorough that, at least at first, it means you don't have to hire a dedicated devops person to manage this stuff.
  • Heroku has tools that allow the collaborators (those with access to the Heroku dashboard) to be able to quickly and easily do triage from just about anywhere, including your smartphone.
Shannon E. Wells-Mongiovi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • We have been able to test at low scale complex solutions using OCI
  • The Free Tier option can be used to test easy of configuration and deployment
  • Since pricing is in U.S. Dollars, it can be a problem in countries with less stable currencies
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Heroku Platform

General

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

Heroku Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Production$25.001
Advanced$250.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

General

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is built for enterprises looking for higher performance, consistently lower costs, and easier cloud migration for their existing on-premises applications. OCI is consistently less expensive than AWS for a wide range of popular cloud workloads for several reasons: (1) in the area of networking, charges for outbound bandwidth are 74% less expensive than AWS, (2) for compute, Oracle delivers > 2X better price/performance over AWS for general purpose and memory-optimized instances. (3) for HPC workloads, AWS provides similar performance to Oracle, but is 44% more expensive and provides no local SSDs, half the RAM, no RDMS networking, and no performance SLA, and (4) for block storage, OCI offers as much as 20X the IOPS performance of AWS for less than half the cost. Check out these links to learn more: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/economics/ https://www.oracle.com/webfolder/workload-estimator/index.html

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Heroku Platform
8.5
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Heroku Platform
9.5
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
10.0

Usability

Heroku Platform
9.1
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Heroku Platform
8.0
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
9.0

Performance

Heroku Platform
9.0
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.0

Support Rating

Heroku Platform
8.7
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.0

In-Person Training

Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
8.0

Online Training

Heroku Platform
6.0
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
6.0

Implementation Rating

Heroku Platform
9.0
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
7.0

Scalability

Heroku Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
7.0

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