Heroku Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 80

    Cloudswave Score for Heroku

    Rating based on 44 Critic Reviews

    10 Favorable reviews
    91 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    9 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • I used Heroku and it did the job I wanted it to do

    Heroku Use Cases and Deployment ScopeIt's how we were hosting chooseyourboss.com (and still are). With Heroku, there is no need for ops and infrastructure experts, perfect for early stage. That's why we actually went with Heroku instead of a IAAS such as AWS. Simplicity and quickness of setup was essential in our decision.

    Pros : It allows you to deploy in production really fast and really easily.

    Cons : Pricing. I think it's still really expensive, 5 or 6 years after it went out of beta. I see a lot of colleagues who actually move to AWS because it's less expensive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Heroku Makes You Want To Deploy A Product

    Heroku Use Cases and Deployment ScopeWe needed a trusted hosting platform that could scale but wouldn't come down like the other PaaS companies that pop up every day. In my previous role, Heroku was used for multiple applications, from our production application to one off proof of concepts.

    Pros : The UI and admin dashboard made it easy to understand what was going on with each application.Heroku makes it easy to control who has access to your deployment platform.The command-line tool (CLI) is very well made. It makes deployment simple.

    Cons : Our biggest gripe is the hoops we had to jump through in order to see exactly what went wrong during deployments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Heroku - A Great Choice for Developers Needing Quick Deployment

    Heroku Use Cases and Deployment ScopeOur company used Heroku in order to host the backend of our application. Due to rapid prototyping and creation of a MVP, we needed a solution that was quick to deploy and easy to set up.  We resorted to Heroku because of its simplicity in getting our backend up and running. We were able to set up our database on MongoDB with ease by using the MongoLab add-on within Heroku.

    Pros : Easy to deploy.No need to manage infrastructure on your own.Lots of third party add-ons.

    Cons : There are no regional dependencies that you can control unlike AWS.Locked into their platform.No easy way to migrate to a different platform.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Deploy your app quickly, easily and with options that work for you.

    What do you like best?

    The leader in the emerging platform-as-a-service industry is Heroku, an extensible and well-connected cloud hosting platform that makes deploying and managing applications in several popular languages almost effortless.

    It has made great strides since its inception as a Ruby-only application hosting platform to include support for Python, Node.js, Java and PHP multiple languages.

    Heroku has a freemium model, and invariably, Ruby enthusiasts who try out Heroku, invariably get hooked on to it and start using more and more resources and move to the premium offering.

    What do you dislike?

    No other services can be run on dynos. Dynos are strictly for application processes. Databases, background workers, and other services usually cost extra through Heroku’s add-ons or third party services.

    No way to install system software. Heroku does provide some commonly-used packages such as Imagemagick, but if you need anything else, you’ll have to resort to hacks.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    You can’t beat free, and this is actually quite a good offering. One dyno is plenty to run many kinds of apps. Brochure sites, simple APIs, and blogs are a few of the many possible uses for this free dyno.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    Modern Platform-as-a-Service for Enterprise Application Development.

    Corporate app dev teams can enjoy all of the core Heroku benefits — including smart containers, instant scalability, powerful developer tools and workflow, pre-integrated add-ons, and data services — with added collaboration functionality, additional control features, and enterprise grade support. Now enterprises can build highly engaging, disruptive apps as easily as startups.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Deploy your app quickly, easily and with options that work for you.

    What do you like best?

    The leader in the emerging platform-as-a-service industry is Heroku, an extensible and well-connected cloud hosting platform that makes deploying and managing applications in several popular languages almost effortless.

    It has made great strides since its inception as a Ruby-only application hosting platform to include support for Python, Node.js, Java and PHP multiple languages.

    Heroku has a freemium model, and invariably, Ruby enthusiasts who try out Heroku, invariably get hooked on to it and start using more and more resources and move to the premium offering.

    What do you dislike?

    No other services can be run on dynos. Dynos are strictly for application processes. Databases, background workers, and other services usually cost extra through Heroku’s add-ons or third party services.

    No way to install system software. Heroku does provide some commonly-used packages such as Imagemagick, but if you need anything else, you’ll have to resort to hacks.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    You can’t beat free, and this is actually quite a good offering. One dyno is plenty to run many kinds of apps. Brochure sites, simple APIs, and blogs are a few of the many possible uses for this free dyno.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    Modern Platform-as-a-Service for Enterprise Application Development.

    Corporate app dev teams can enjoy all of the core Heroku benefits — including smart containers, instant scalability, powerful developer tools and workflow, pre-integrated add-ons, and data services — with added collaboration functionality, additional control features, and enterprise grade support. Now enterprises can build highly engaging, disruptive apps as easily as startups.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Heroku. App Hosting Powerhouse.

    What do you like best?

    Quite possibly the greatest aspect of using Heroku is the shear simplicity of working with the system. Whether you're building a Ruby, Node or PHP app, its as simple as running a command from your source directory. Heroku just gets out of your way and lets you work your own magic.

    What do you dislike?

    One of the only things I dislike about Heroku is the pricing model compared to some of the other PaaS solutions that are competitors. Based on the size of your app though, this may not be an issue as the cost comes with using, arguably, the leader in the space.

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Definitely start with the free tier and see how the deployment mechanisms and processes fit within your existing setup. It shouldn't be an issue, but its definitely a change for some people. Additionally, Heroku Database is based on Postgres; its not the only platform available, but others require add-on functionality.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    The largest problem I solve using Heroku is reducing the time-frame for putting out POC's. It's DEAD simple to get something live and in front of users with very minimal effort and management on your part. Being able to do this in pretty much every popular language is a really huge benefit as you don't have to jump from solution to solution.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Heroku pairs rapid application deployment with a wealth of developer tools, but is light on manageability. It makes it easy to deploy a live application at no cost. Conversely, Heroku doesn't offer a fully functional dashboard for managing an application. With a preference for the command line, the Heroku team appears to have adopted a minimalist approach to the Web user interface.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heroku is immensely powerful, with a wide, thorough feature set and mind-boggling flexibility and third-party integration. With their highly customizable dyno feature, and the ability to scale your application at the click of a button, Heroku is the undisputed leader in the emerging PaaS cloud hosting industry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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