Heroku vs. Empire vs. AppScale

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Description

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 Empire?

Empire is a control layer on top of Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) that provides a Heroku like workflow. It conforms to a subset of the Heroku Platform API, which means you can use the same tools and processes that you use with Heroku, but with all the power of EC2 and Docker.

What is AppScale?

AppScale is a platform that allows users to deploy applications developed using the Google App Engine APIs over Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine, Eucalyptus, Openstack, CloudStack, as well as KVM and VirtualBox.

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    What companies use Heroku?
    1401 companies on StackShare use Heroku
    What companies use Empire?
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    117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
    What tools integrate with Empire?
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    What tools integrate with AppScale?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with AppScale

    What are some alternatives to Heroku, Empire, and AppScale?

    • Google App Engine - Build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications
    • AWS Elastic Beanstalk - Quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud.
    • Apollo - GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more
    • OpenShift - Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps.

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