Heroku vs. Cloud Foundry vs. Pivotal Web Services (PWS)

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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 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.

What is Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.
Why do developers choose Heroku?
Why do you like Heroku?

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

Why do developers choose Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
Why do you like Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

What are the cons of using Heroku?
Downsides of Heroku?

What are the cons of using Cloud Foundry?
No Cons submitted yet for Cloud Foundry
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What are the cons of using Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
No Cons submitted yet for Pivotal Web Services (PWS)
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How much does Heroku cost?
Heroku Pricing
How much does Cloud Foundry cost?
How much does Pivotal Web Services (PWS) cost?
Pivotal Web Services (PWS) Pricing
What companies use Heroku?
1833 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use Cloud Foundry?
14 companies on StackShare use Cloud Foundry
What companies use Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
1 companies on StackShare use Pivotal Web Services (PWS)
What tools integrate with Heroku?
116 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
What tools integrate with Cloud Foundry?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Cloud Foundry
What tools integrate with Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Pivotal Web Services (PWS)

What are some alternatives to Heroku, Cloud Foundry, and Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

  • 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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