Heroku vs. Google App Engine vs. Empire

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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 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 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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Heroku?
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    Why do developers choose Google App Engine?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Google App Engine?
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    What are the cons of using Empire?
    No Cons submitted yet for Empire
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    Pricing

    How much does Heroku cost?
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    How much does Google App Engine cost?
    Google App Engine Pricing
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    Companies

    What companies use Heroku?
    1400 companies on StackShare use Heroku
    What companies use Google App Engine?
    401 companies on StackShare use Google App Engine
    What companies use Empire?
    2 companies on StackShare use Empire

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Heroku?
    117 tools on StackShare integrate with Heroku
    What tools integrate with Google App Engine?
    18 tools on StackShare integrate with Google App Engine
    What tools integrate with Empire?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Empire

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

    • 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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