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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

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 Database Cloud Service

  • 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.
Nagabhushan Krishnappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

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

Database-as-a-Service

Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.8
Automatic software patching
Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.5
Database scalability
Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Automated backups
Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.1
Database security provisions
Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Monitoring and metrics
Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.1
Automatic host deployment
Heroku Platform
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.8

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 Database Cloud Service

  • Ability to hold huge data.
  • Faster data retrieval.
  • Reduction of hardware cost.
  • Ease of management.
  • Scalable to meet future increase of needs.
  • Reliable to feel safe for data.
Dawood Khan | 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 Database Cloud Service

  • Prices are higher comparatively.
  • User interface seeks moderation to be attractive.
  • Customer Support is very slow.
  • Some modern programming languages are not supported.
Abdul Wahab Khan | 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 Database Cloud Service

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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 Database Cloud Service

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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 Database Cloud Service

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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 Database Cloud Service

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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 Database Cloud Service

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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 Database Cloud Service

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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 Database Cloud Service

I am an Oracle Database administrator, using Oracle for 10 years now, and I love Oracle Database Architecture overall. The Oracle database as a cloud service is an extended version of a traditional database. We initially started it to use as a data warehouse for Oracle Cloud fusion applications. Since it performed well, we are planning to use it for data marts.
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 Database Cloud Service

  • Yes it saved the time/effort for manually installing and set-up of Oracle DB.
  • It also saved efforts/time on patches, db back-up process.
  • Now easy to scale up the Oracle DB as service without any long process of procuring the additional hardware and set-up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Database Cloud Service

General

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

Oracle Database Cloud Service Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Heroku Platform
8.5
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Heroku Platform
9.5
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Usability

Heroku Platform
9.1
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Reliability and Availability

Heroku Platform
8.0
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Performance

Heroku Platform
9.0
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Support Rating

Heroku Platform
8.7
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Online Training

Heroku Platform
6.0
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Implementation Rating

Heroku Platform
9.0
Oracle Database Cloud Service

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