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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

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

Platform-as-a-Service

7.4

Heroku Platform

74%
8.0

Java Cloud

80%
Oracle Java Cloud ranks higher in 9/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

7.7
77%
27 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scalability

6.9
69%
44 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Platform management overhead

7.9
79%
43 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Workflow engine capability

7.1
71%
29 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Platform access control

5.9
59%
43 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Services-enabled integration

6.7
67%
42 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Development environment creation

8.6
86%
39 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Development environment replication

8.0
80%
38 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Issue monitoring and notification

7.4
74%
42 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Issue recovery

7.7
77%
39 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Upgrades and platform fixes

7.9
79%
44 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

6.5

Heroku Platform

65%
48 Ratings
8.0

Java Cloud

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Heroku Platform

95%
6 Ratings

Java Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.2

Heroku Platform

92%
17 Ratings

Java Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.0

Heroku Platform

80%
2 Ratings

Java Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Heroku Platform

90%
2 Ratings

Java Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Heroku Platform

87%
38 Ratings

Java Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

Heroku Platform

60%
1 Rating

Java Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Heroku Platform

90%
6 Ratings

Java Cloud

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

Oracle Java Cloud is especially appropriate for moderate to complex Java applications. Due to BYOL licensing, it is also works well when you are planning to do dev and test in-house and then deploy it on Oracle Java Cloud. It is not well suited for simple Java applications due to the cost of Oracle Java Cloud. Simple applications don't need the fully managed aspect of Oracle Java Cloud.
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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

  • Configuring and then deploying Java applications is straightforward and can be done very easily.
  • Management console for Oracle Java Cloud is integrated with the rest of the IT stack, making it easy to figure out performance bottlenecks in Java applications and Java PaaS.
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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

  • Pricing can certainly be improved as the cost adds up for dev/test environments using the Oracle Java Cloud platform.
  • It is hard to customize Oracle Java Cloud for complex Java applications requiring high bandwidth memory and network requirements.
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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

Java Cloud

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Java Cloud 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

    Google App Engine is great for Java applications where you are using other Google components already, for example Google GCP, Google BigQuery, etc. Redhat, OpenShift, and Pivotal CloudFounder are great when the application is very complex and includes components that are Java and non-Java based (Python, etc). Amazon AWS is more difficult to configure than Oracle Java Cloud - Oracle Java Cloud has simpler UI.
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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

    • Positive impact on ROI by reducing the time to deploy Java applications in the cloud.
    • Positive impact on business objectives by reducing the CapEx needed to hire staff to deploy and then later maintain the Java instances.
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