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Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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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"The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.""The data factory feature.""The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.""It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.""The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.""I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."

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Cons
"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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"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.""They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""Dashboards and reporting could be improved.""Azure could be made more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.""The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: Their support is good, but they can improve their response time.
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.
Top Answer: Being cloud-based saves the provisioning aspect of an on-premises solution.
Top Answer: The support subscription models need improvement.
Ranking
10th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
3,186
Comparisons
2,753
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
9.3
1st
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
51,340
Comparisons
41,417
Reviews
118
Average Words per Review
432
Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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Overview

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.

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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Sample Customers
Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm5%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,015 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 130 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Heroku is most compared with Amazon Lightsail, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Salesforce Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Amazon Lightsail. See our Heroku vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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