Heroku Platform

Heroku Platform

Score 7.9 out of 10
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...

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Popular Features

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  • Upgrades and platform fixes (44)
    7.7
    77%
  • Platform management overhead (43)
    7.6
    76%
  • Scalability (44)
    7.0
    70%
  • Platform access control (43)
    5.9
    59%

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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

7.4Avg 8.0
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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 8.5.

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

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Emily Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We are able to launch applications fairly quickly without too much hassle on the DevOps side
  • The free tier made us able to create an initial POF application to showcase without paying for server fee
  • Autoscaling rules save us some money on quiet time
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has saved us a bunch of time by automatically deploying our code every time we updated the repository.
  • When our application has slowed down by the increase of user activity, we just add another dyno and problem solved!
  • It's very easy to modify the environment variables via the Heroku dashboard or via it's CLI.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Heroku has allowed every engineer to be able to deploy and function on the operational side of things.
  • It handles many aspects of our security and configuration, giving us more time to focus on application development.
  • It is a pricey service. It is much cheaper to use a cloud host, but that route has more management and setup overhead.
Mark Hutter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Heroku has allowed our developers to work on application development, application defect resolution, keeping feature momentum very high. It has, at the very least, postponed the need for a full time dev ops engineer creating deployment packages and managing servers. It lets a small development team get up and going, and keep going, with little upkeep.
  • Heroku's ability to dynamically scale at a single click has provided for quick recovery time from unforeseen excessive traffic.
  • Heroku's quick configuration of web servers and background process servers lets each developer manage the load of their development more effectively.
  • Heroku's documentation is top notch, allowing for any developer to find the answers they need quickly.
Bryan McAnulty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Starting fast and deploying new ideas the same day.
  • Initial launch and MVP testing without worrying about DevOps.
  • Developers can prioritize features and don't have to worry about DevOps work in new and growing projects.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Without Heroku we could not have gotten our platform off the ground. The challenges of setting up all the aspects of the platform from scratch -- whether pushing our existing tech team or adding consultants -- would have stressed our budget in the early days.
  • When talking to investors, hosting on Heroku builds confidence that scaling the platform as our user base grows will not be a stumbling block for the business.
  • It is easy to find developers and devops people with significant Heroku experience to ensure that new team members can hit the ground running and add meaningful expertise to our team.
Ben Gelsey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Saves myself and other developers time; we can focus on the website functionality, not boilerplate hosting issues.
  • No noticeable downtime I've experienced in 6 years of usage. They're solid.
  • Keeps the focus on the product, not the hosting.
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