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Pros
"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."

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"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS.""It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things.""It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the system and functionality that we need or want to develop. They take care of everything else. It provides high availability. It is a pretty good solution that provides everything that we need. It has everything that we need to run our applications. We have many different applications, and we generate three million bills for a company in Brazil. We see more than a billion requests per day in another application. Everything works just fine, and it is very good."

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Cons
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

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"They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more.""Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure.""Their support is good, but they can improve their response time."

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"The services that it provides are good for the price."

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Top Answer: It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the… more »
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Top Answer: Our clients use it to deploy the production, development, and staging environments. Its version depends on our clients' needs. Usually, it is a customized system that needs to be scaled.
Ranking
12th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
1,303
Comparisons
1,115
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
458
Rating
8.0
10th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
3,205
Comparisons
2,763
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
9.3
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Overview

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

Established in 2007, Heroku is a cloud application platform providing a streamlined, efficient place for web app developers to create and deploy their applications. Heroku is designed to maximize developer productivity. With the entire web application development process available on the Herokucloud, creating and rolling out web apps has been made more efficient, convenient, and cost-effective than ever before.

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Sample Customers
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company23%
Media Company6%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
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Amazon Lightsail is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Heroku is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Heroku writes "Good pricing, highly scalable, very easy to set up, and allows us to focus on the functionality that we need and takes care of everything else". Amazon Lightsail is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Oracle Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud Private and Pantheon, whereas Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Salesforce Platform.

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