Heroku Platform



Great for early stage products

We host all our web applications on Heroku. It was the fastest and simplest way to build our proof of concept years ago, and it has scaled …
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Great for startups

It's used by the R&D to host the production / staging and dev environments across most services.
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Perfect for Hobbyists and Beginners

Heroku is a fantastic online hosting resource for use in small projects. The workflow is great for trial and error learning, and getting …
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Easy Deployments

Heroku is used to host our backend Ruby on Rails API server, our Postgres database, and our Salesforce Connect logic to sync our data to …

You Get What You Pay For

We use Heroku to host Java web apps, particularly RESTful web services that communicate using a JSON transport layer. It is used in our …

Quick to Set Up and Experiment With

The product we offer is a web-based, SaaS genealogy platform. The entire platform is hosted by Heroku, making it our most significant tech …
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Heroku: perfect platform for agile teams!

Heroku is the platform in which we deploy our applications. It hosts the backend services and it's dependencies such as databases, message …
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Heroku FTW for POC!

Heroku is used in our organization to prototype various service and dynamic web site implementations. While I have access to other cloud …

Heroku Helps Us Get Things Done

We use Heroku extensively to build our products on; we make extensive use of Heroku's tooling and analytics to get software up and running …
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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee


  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $85 per month

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Product Details

What is Heroku Platform?

The Heroku Platform, now from Salesforce, is a platform-as-a-service based on a managed container system, with integrated data services and ecosystem for deploying modern apps. It takes an app-centric approach for software delivery, integrated with developer tools and workflows. It’s three main tool are: Heroku Developer Experience (DX), Heroku Operational Experience (OpEx), and Heroku Runtime.

Heroku Developer Experience (DX)
Developers deploy directly from tools like Git, GitHub or Continuous Integration (CI) systems without the need to manage infrastructure. The web-based Heroku Dashboard makes it possible to manage applications online and gain visibility into performance.

Heroku Operational Experience (OpEx)
OpEx helps developers troubleshoot and remediate issues and customize the ops experience to identify and address trends in application health. Heroku provides a set of tools to alert teams if something goes wrong, or to automatically scale web dynos if the response time for web requests exceeds a specified threshold.

Heroku Runtime
Heroku runs apps inside dynos—smart containers on a fully managed runtime environment. Developers deploy their code written in Node, Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, Go, Scala, or Clojure to a build system which produces an app that's ready for execution. The system and language stacks are then monitored, patched, and upgraded. The runtime keeps apps running without manual intervention.

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Heroku Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Heroku Platform cost?

Heroku Platform starts at $85.

What is Heroku Platform's best feature?

Reviewers rate Development environment creation highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses Heroku Platform?

The most common users of Heroku Platform are from Small Businesses and the Computer Software industry.


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