Heroku Platform

Heroku Platform

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Score 7.7 out of 100
Heroku Platform


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Great for startups

8 out of 10
June 07, 2021
It's used by the R&D to host the production / staging and dev environments across most services.
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Great for early stage products

7 out of 10
May 12, 2021
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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Heroku Helps Us Get Things Done

9 out of 10
September 19, 2019
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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Perfect for small projects

9 out of 10
August 23, 2019
We use Heroku as a platform for developing applications, services, websites, and landing pages. Heroku is used by the technology …
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Popular Features

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  • Platform management overhead (43)
  • Upgrades and platform fixes (44)
  • Scalability (44)
  • Platform access control (43)

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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.

Heroku Platform Competitors

Heroku Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Heroku Platform starts at $85.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFoundry, and Red Hat OpenShift are common alternatives for Heroku Platform.

Reviewers rate Development environment creation highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Heroku Platform are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.
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Mark Hutter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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When running a hobby size database, I accidentally wiped a very important table. Although they could not recover the data, as I had not paid for the tier which provided data backups, they were able to suggest ways to recreate the data based on other services I had. It was work on my part but did get me back to a good state.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I did not have the change to talk to the support team directly but I used their writen instructions many times. I have to say that its very well written and solved my problems almost every time. They even have instructions on how to improve your application so it can run better on Heroku. In my opinion, it's one of the best I ever used.
Jonathan Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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So apparently NPM unilaterally and without much warning discontinued support for packages with self-signed certificates. This well known issue had many solutions posted online within 34 hours of it happening but none of them were specific to Heroku. I emailed support and received a full set of instructions for a bug fix within hours which worked perfectly. So they even solve other peoples' bugs with alacrity!
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