Heroku vs. Google App Engine vs. Pivotal Web Services (PWS)



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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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Heroku?
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Why do developers choose Google App Engine?
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Why do developers choose Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
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Cons

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 Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
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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
How much does Pivotal Web Services (PWS) cost?
Pivotal Web Services (PWS) Pricing

Companies

What companies use Heroku?
1757 companies on StackShare use Heroku
What companies use Google App Engine?
543 companies on StackShare use Google App Engine
What companies use Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
1 companies on StackShare use Pivotal Web Services (PWS)

Integrations

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 Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Pivotal Web Services (PWS)

What are some alternatives to Heroku, Google App Engine, and Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

  • 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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