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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    7.4

    Heroku Platform

    74%

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Heroku Platform ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    7.7
    77%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    6.9
    69%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    7.9
    79%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    7.1
    71%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    5.9
    59%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    6.7
    67%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.6
    86%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    8.0
    80%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.4
    74%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    7.7
    77%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    7.9
    79%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    Heroku Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    97%
    Oracle Database Cloud Service ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Oracle Database Cloud Service is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.5

    Heroku Platform

    65%
    48 Ratings
    9.0

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    Heroku Platform

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    Heroku Platform

    92%
    17 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    Heroku Platform

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Heroku Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Heroku Platform

    87%
    38 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    6.0

    Heroku Platform

    60%
    1 Rating

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Heroku Platform

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Oracle

    • Cost Effective & Flexible: Customers can start as low as a single OCPU VM up to 24 OCPUs. Customers pay only for OCPUs and Storage used.
    • Ease Of Getting Started: Customers can easily create Oracle Certified, full-featured, fully supported 11g, 12c (both 12.1 & 12.2) databases with choice of any database edition.
    • Built-in High Availability Constructs: Customers can easily deploy 2-node RAC configurations with all the VM shapes. For example: Easily deploy a 2-node RAC configuration with 2 core Virtual Machines and shared block storage of up to 40 TB.
    • Durable & Scalable Storage: Customers can use remote storage starting at 256GB up to 40 TB. Storage can be scale up with no downtime.
    • Secure: Customers still get all the advantages of our Oracle IAM for management control and VCN Security lists for securing their database environments.
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    Pros

    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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    Oracle

    • Eliminates the requirement of hardware and installation.
    • Minimizes the cost of operation and maintenance.
    • Scalable to meet the increase in requirements.
    • Enhances integrity, connectivity and performance of our applications.
    • Reliable in terms of data security.
    • Improved speed of querying and searching.
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    Cons

    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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    Oracle

    • When we restart the DBaaS instance, it seems like we had to add the NIC network back again. I'm not sure if it's specific to our instance configuration!
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    Pricing 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

    Oracle Database Cloud Service

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Oracle Database Cloud Service 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      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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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      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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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      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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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      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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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      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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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      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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      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      Oracle

      I would prefer the oracle database as service where my complete implementation is on Oracle Cloud Platform and as BI Implementation where datawarehouse is built on oracle database.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      Oracle

      • Billing on Hosted Environment per hour, OCPU per hour, block volumes, object storage, etc.
      • Costing & maintenance, patching.
      • Security & TDE cycles.
      • Backups & recovery.
      • The features are complemented by database lifecycle management features, like configuration management, performance management, patch automation, etc. which make the solution complete from a DBaaS administrator’s perspective as well.
      • Manager 12c covers all the major use cases for DBaaS, which yield significant business benefits and high ROI.
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