Azure Websites vs Google App Engine vs Heroku

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What is Azure Websites?

Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you.

What is Google App Engine?

Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.

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.
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      What are some alternatives to Azure Websites, Google App Engine, and Heroku?
      AWS Elastic Beanstalk
      Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
      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.
      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.
      Clever Cloud
      Clever Cloud is a polyglot cloud application platform. The service helps developers to build applications with many languages and services, with auto-scaling features and a true pay-as-you-go pricing model.
      Dokku
      Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen.
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      Decisions about Azure Websites, Google App Engine, and Heroku
      Jerome Dalbert
      Jerome Dalbert
      Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 7 upvotes · 18.9K views
      atGratify CommerceGratify Commerce
      Rails
      Rails
      Heroku
      Heroku
      AWS Elastic Beanstalk
      AWS Elastic Beanstalk
      #PaaS

      When creating the web infrastructure for our start-up, I wanted to host our app on a PaaS to get started quickly.

      A very popular one for Rails is Heroku, which I love for free hobby side projects, but never used professionally. On the other hand, I was very familiar with the AWS ecosystem, and since I was going to use some of its services anyways, I thought: why not go all in on it?

      It turns out that Amazon offers a PaaS called AWS Elastic Beanstalk, which is basically like an “AWS Heroku”. It even comes with a similar command-line utility, called "eb”. While edge-case Rails problems are not as well documented as with Heroku, it was very satisfying to manage all our cloud services under the same AWS account. There are auto-scaling options for web and worker instances, which is a nice touch. Overall, it was reliable, and I would recommend it to anyone planning on heavily using AWS.

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      Russel Werner
      Russel Werner
      Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 19 upvotes · 247K views
      atStackShareStackShare
      React
      React
      Glamorous
      Glamorous
      Apollo
      Apollo
      Node.js
      Node.js