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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Platform-as-a-Service

7.5

Heroku Platform

75%
8.6

Oracle Cloud Platform

86%
Oracle Cloud Platform ranks higher in 10/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
7.6
76%
13 Ratings

Scalability

6.9
69%
44 Ratings
9.1
91%
14 Ratings

Platform management overhead

8.1
81%
43 Ratings
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

7.0
70%
29 Ratings
8.4
84%
13 Ratings

Platform access control

6.0
60%
43 Ratings
9.1
91%
14 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

6.8
68%
42 Ratings
9.1
91%
14 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.7
87%
39 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Development environment replication

8.0
80%
38 Ratings
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

7.5
75%
42 Ratings
8.7
87%
14 Ratings

Issue recovery

7.7
77%
39 Ratings
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

8.0
80%
44 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Heroku Platform and Oracle Cloud Platform are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.7

Heroku Platform

67%
48 Ratings
6.7

Oracle Cloud Platform

67%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Heroku Platform

95%
6 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.2

Heroku Platform

92%
17 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.0

Heroku Platform

80%
2 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Heroku Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Heroku Platform

87%
38 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

Heroku Platform

60%
1 Rating

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Heroku Platform

90%
6 Ratings

Oracle Cloud Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

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 Platform

We had been slowly implementing Oracle products to replace several existing systems and so we needed a platform that would work to integrate across all of these solutions. Our company is fairly large and we work with a variety of clients and vendors as well. We needed an easier way for everyone to access information and discuss what data and future integration were most appropriate.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Platform

  • Oracle Cloud Platform can provide consistent latency guarantees in multiple geographics.
  • It works well with Oracle Database that is being used as the primary database without the need for custom configuration.
  • Oracle Cloud Platform has reasonable customization options to fine-tune it for workloads that require very low latency for events/transactions.
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 Platform

  • Going with any Oracle Cloud Platform Solution for BI Implementation, I would prefer a strong/powerful Oracle tool to push data in Oracle Cloud Datawarehouse.
  • There are chances of overage charges on using the Oracle Cloud Platform, if you choose to implement any services with non-allocated core CPU. So expect to give some alert before even allowing to implement any service with not allocated core CPU or remove the displaying of non-allocated CPUs for users.
  • It can allow options where Oracle Cloud storage container username password as never expired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Cloud Platform

General

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

Starting Price

Oracle Cloud Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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 Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Platform

If you already have considerable Oracle licenses, then Oracle Cloud Platform is the best option. If most of your applications and needs are Windows-based, then Microsoft Azure is the best choice. Google GCP is on par with Oracle Cloud Platform in various features, including global reach. Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform is an excellent choice if you have some interesting network requirements for the application to be deployed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Oracle Cloud Platform

  • I only used the trial version, but I liked the rich UI experience. It was easy to understand. I liked the fact that there are a lot of apps in the app store. A lot of brands use Oracle which leads to trust. It's also scalable.
  • As a consultant, this is something I can recommend to my customers over Amazon AWS Cloud because it has the built-in security that you don't have to buy separately.
  • Easy to integrate. My clients are looking for a one-stop ecosystem that can be used for everything including HR, Security, Analytics, Dashboards, and user experience. This saves me time as a consultant as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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