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Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. OpenShift 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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"We are able to operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management each month and provide a good SLA (as scalability for applications is processed during heavy client website load, automatically).""The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications.""Provides support throughout the whole platform.""The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application."

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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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"Not a ten because it's not a standard solution and the endpoint protection user has to prepare with documentation or have training from other people. It's not easy to start because it's not like other solutions.""The solution only offers support for one server.""Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."

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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: The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It… more »
Top Answer: I'd like to see support for more than one server, a mobile user registry. With that, you could divide it more granulary for development and render for testing and using different IDs.
Top Answer: I have used OpenShift in two companies. My earlier company was using a CI/CD pipeline. I customized the CI/CD pipeline in Java and then in Jenkins. We used it to deploy applications in different… more »
Ranking
10th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
3,205
Comparisons
2,763
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
9.3
5th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
25,294
Comparisons
21,451
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
622
Rating
7.8
Comparisons
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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.

OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

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Sample Customers
Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
UPS, Cathay Pacific, Hilton
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm15%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. OpenShift and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while OpenShift is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.4, while OpenShift is rated 7.8. 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 OpenShift writes "Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark". Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Lightsail, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and Salesforce Platform, whereas OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Microsoft Azure and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Heroku vs. OpenShift report.

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