Heroku vs Parse-Server

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Heroku

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+ 1
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Parse-Server

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+ 1
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Heroku vs Parse-Server: What are the differences?

What is Heroku? Build, deliver, monitor and scale web apps and APIs with a trail blazing developer experience. 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 Parse-Server? Parse-compatible API server module for Node/Express. A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating.

Heroku can be classified as a tool in the "Platform as a Service" category, while Parse-Server is grouped under "Platform as a Service Tools".

"Easy deployment" is the primary reason why developers consider Heroku over the competitors, whereas "Open Source" was stated as the key factor in picking Parse-Server.

Parse-Server is an open source tool with 16.5K GitHub stars and 4.18K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Parse-Server's open source repository on GitHub.

StackShare, Heroku, and Product Hunt are some of the popular companies that use Heroku, whereas Parse-Server is used by Rydite, NorthPointe Church, and ParseGround. Heroku has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1504 company stacks & 965 developers stacks; compared to Parse-Server, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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Pros of Heroku
Pros of Parse-Server
  • 705
    Easy deployment
  • 459
    Free for side projects
  • 374
    Huge time-saver
  • 348
    Simple scaling
  • 261
    Low devops skills required
  • 190
    Easy setup
  • 174
    Add-ons for almost everything
  • 153
    Beginner friendly
  • 150
    Better for startups
  • 133
    Low learning curve
  • 48
    Postgres hosting
  • 41
    Easy to add collaborators
  • 30
    Faster development
  • 24
    Awesome documentation
  • 19
    Simple rollback
  • 19
    Focus on product, not deployment
  • 15
    Natural companion for rails development
  • 15
    Easy integration
  • 12
    Great customer support
  • 8
    GitHub integration
  • 6
    Painless & well documented
  • 6
    No-ops
  • 4
    I love that they make it free to launch a side project
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    Great UI
  • 3
    Just works
  • 2
    PostgreSQL forking and following
  • 2
    MySQL extension
  • 1
    Security
  • 1
    Able to host stuff good like Discord Bot
  • 0
    Sec
  • 13
    Open Source
  • 6
    Well documented
  • 4
    Easy setup, easy api, Fast,more platforms,realtime
  • 3
    No vendor lock-in
  • 2
    JSON
  • 2
    Backed by People
  • 1
    Friendly contributor community

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Cons of Heroku
Cons of Parse-Server
  • 26
    Super expensive
  • 8
    Not a whole lot of flexibility
  • 6
    Storage
  • 6
    No usable MySQL option
  • 4
    Low performance on free tier
  • 1
    24/7 support is $1,000 per month
  • 1
    No guarantee (comes as is)

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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 Parse-Server?

A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating

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