Amazon EC2 vs. Heroku vs. Firebase

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What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

What is Heroku?

Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.

What is Firebase?

Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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Why do developers choose Heroku?
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Why do developers choose Firebase?
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What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
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How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
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How much does Heroku cost?
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How much does Firebase cost?
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What companies use Amazon EC2?
4393 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use Heroku?
1812 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use Firebase?
1018 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
What tools integrate with Heroku?
117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
What tools integrate with Firebase?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase

What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, Heroku, and Firebase?

  • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
  • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
  • Google Compute Engine - Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure.
  • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.

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Tim Specht
Tim Specht
‎Co-Founder and CTO at Dubsmash · | 14 upvotes · 3588 views
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Kubernetes
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#ContainerTools
#PlatformAsAService

Since we deployed our very first lines of Python code more than 2 years ago we are happy users of Heroku. It lets us focus on building features rather than maintaining infrastructure, has super-easy scaling capabilities, and the support team is always happy to help (in the rare case you need them).

We played with the thought of moving our computational needs over to barebone Amazon EC2 instances or a container-management solution like Kubernetes a couple of times, but the added costs of maintaining this architecture and the ease-of-use of Heroku have kept us from moving forward so far.

Running independent services for different needs of our features gives us the flexibility to choose whatever data storage is best for the given task.

#PlatformAsAService #ContainerTools

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