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Heroku Platform

Overview

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…

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Popular Features

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  • Upgrades and platform fixes (43)
    8.4
    84%
  • Scalability (43)
    8.3
    83%
  • Platform management overhead (42)
    7.6
    76%
  • Platform access control (42)
    7.0
    70%
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Pricing

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Production

$25.00

Cloud
per month

Advanced

$250.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $85 per month
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Features

Platform-as-a-Service

Platform as a Service is the set of tools and services designed to make coding and deploying applications much more efficient

8.1
Avg 8.1
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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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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 8.7.

The most common users of Heroku Platform are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Jonathan Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Heroku to deploy two Node.js web apps for clients in our Health practice. Both apps integrated various COTS products and were brought to market very quickly.
  • Integrates with Git and GitHub
  • Handles all the infrastructure requirements and lets us focus on development
  • Documentation is fantastic
  • Requires technical knowledge to use; you need an engineer for the project
  • Costs money to scale properly
I would recommend Heroku without reservation for companies looking to deploy a web app written in Node.js or Ruby on Rails.
  • Made great use of staff resources; we didn't need to procure any infrastructure or have any infrastructure support
  • Supports agile methodology; very short time to market
  • Takes care of versioning due to integration with Git
  • AWS,GoDaddy
Heroku is another layer of abstraction on top of AWS that is targeted toward a very specific use case (building a web app in a limited list of languages). It takes much less configuration and expertise than AWS and is much more robust and scalable than GoDaddy.
It works great; we'll keep renewing our subscription until the project is over.
No
The basic support rocks!
All my answers were answered thoroughly and well within their advertised timeframes.
Yes
It was not so much a bug with Heroku as a bug with npm, and they gave me the fix within hours.
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!
  • Deploying a new version of the app
  • Provisioning an addon
  • Creating a new app
  • Upgrading the database plan
  • Automatically Setting environment variables
  • Load testing
No
While there is a steep learning curve, I love learning and I love how Heroku works. I would suggest that companies using it budget plenty of time for even a highly technical engineer to learn it. But learn it they will, and they will probably love it, too.
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