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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- Upgrades and platform fixes (44)7.777%
- Platform management overhead (43)7.676%
- Scalability (44)7.070%
- Platform access control (43)5.959%
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- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
Starting price (does not include set up fee)
- $85 per month
- Tech Details
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 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.
|Deployment Types||Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based|
- 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.
- go to market speed
- Very fast initial launch.
- Long term: more expensive than other options would have been.
- 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
- As I said, quickly get your application deployed.
- If left alone you may come to find a large bill hitting your inbox for your running instances.
- 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.
- We deploy many many services with almost zero ops and DevOps.
- The minimal learning curve for developers.
- High service reliability
- Easily create services including integration with external services.
- Lower up-front infrastructure costs.
- Easy scalability.
- Lowered development cost due to great APIs and documentation.
- Familiarization with latest web technologies.
- Reducing deployment costs.
- Brought greater agility in the pipeline of simple application development.
- 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.
- We have had easy integration with our Salesforce products.
- Makes us review our use vs. cost of the platform as we use it more.
- Like other cloud platforms, Heroku allows us to experiment quickly with ideas.
- 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.
- 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.
- Heroku provided us the capability to meet the needs of our clients.
- With the easy plug and play addons, it has been no-brainers to choose services that will easily integrate with our application. Choosing Redis, MemCache, and the Scheduler all were obvious choices.
- A lot less time spent with infrastructure tasks
- Less money spent on a staging environment. We can use the free tier with the same app on a different scale.
- A guideline to develop scalable applications in a cloud environment
- Easy to maintain infrastructure
- Easy to publish updates
- Easy to configure
- Easy to add plugins
- Time to create a dyno is minimal
- Offloading scalability to Heroku saves countless development hours
- Quite a lot can be done using the free tier if cold boots are not an issue
- We don't need SysOps!
- It's allowed us to scale nearly infinitely
- No need to own the servers
- I've been able to create chat bots and call bots to help streamline questions and requests our company gets. I use Heroku to host the Python scripts and scale up the server if we get high volume.
- 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.
- Allows my development team to focus on writing new features over deployment logic
- Automatic backups of our data
- Don't need to write custom salesforce code
- 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.