Heroku vs. Google App Engine vs. Cloud Foundry



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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 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 Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.

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Why do developers choose Heroku?
Why do you like Heroku?

Why do developers choose Google App Engine?
Why do you like Google App Engine?

Why do developers choose Cloud Foundry?
Why do you like Cloud Foundry?

What are the cons of using Heroku?
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What are the cons of using Google App Engine?
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What are the cons of using Cloud Foundry?
No Cons submitted yet for Cloud Foundry
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How much does Heroku cost?
Heroku Pricing
How much does Google App Engine cost?
Google App Engine Pricing
How much does Cloud Foundry cost?
What companies use Heroku?
1806 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use Google App Engine?
580 companies on StackShare use Google App Engine
What companies use Cloud Foundry?
14 companies on StackShare use Cloud Foundry
What tools integrate with Heroku?
117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
What tools integrate with Google App Engine?
21 tools on StackShare integrate with Google App Engine
What tools integrate with Cloud Foundry?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Cloud Foundry

What are some alternatives to Heroku, Google App Engine, and Cloud Foundry?

  • 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.
  • Azure Websites - Deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds

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