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Apollo vs OpenShift: What are the differences?

Apollo: GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more. Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes; OpenShift: Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

Apollo and OpenShift can be primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" tools.

"From the creators of Meteor" is the primary reason why developers consider Apollo over the competitors, whereas "Good free plan" was stated as the key factor in picking OpenShift.

Apollo and OpenShift are both open source tools. Apollo with 7.53K GitHub stars and 935 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than OpenShift with 915 GitHub stars and 563 GitHub forks.

CircleCI, Impraise, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Apollo, whereas OpenShift is used by Hazeorid, Jollydays, and Codecraft Solutions. Apollo has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 127 developers stacks; compared to OpenShift, which is listed in 50 company stacks and 52 developer stacks.

Decisions about Apollo and Red Hat OpenShift
Márton Danóczy

We wanted to save as much time as possible when writing our back-end, therefore Apollo was out of the question, we went for an auto-generated API instead. Hasura looked good in the beginning, but we wanted to retain the ability to add a few manual resolvers and modifications to auto-generated ones, which ruled out Hasura. Postgraphile with its Plug-In architecture was the right choice for us, we never regretted it!

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Pros of Apollo
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
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    From the creators of Meteor
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    Great documentation
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    Real time if use subscription
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    Open source
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    Good free plan
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    Open Source
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    Easy setup
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    Nodejs support
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    Well documented
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    Custom domains
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    Mongodb support
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    Clean and simple architecture
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    PHP support
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    Customizable environments
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    Ability to run CRON jobs
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    Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
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    PostgreSQL support
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    Easy deployment
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    Autoscaling
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    Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
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    Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
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    Shell access to gears
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    Great Support
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    Golang support
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    Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
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    Its free and offer custom domain usage
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    No credit card needed
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    Great free plan with excellent support
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    Meteor support
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    High Security
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    Logging & Metrics
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    because it is easy to manage
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    Autoscaling at a good price point
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    Easy setup and great customer support
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    This is the only free one among the three as of today

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      Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
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      License cost
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      Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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    What is Apollo?

    Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.

    What is Red Hat OpenShift?

    OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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