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IBM Bluemix vs OpenShift: What are the differences?

What is IBM Bluemix? *A cloud platform as a service *. It is an open standards, cloud platform for building, running, and managing apps and services. It supports several programming languages and services as well as integrated DevOps to build, run, deploy and manage applications on the cloud.

What is OpenShift? Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

IBM Bluemix and OpenShift belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.

OpenShift is an open source tool with 913 GitHub stars and 561 GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub.

Walls.io, Vungle, and Hazeorid are some of the popular companies that use OpenShift, whereas IBM Bluemix is used by DevBlocks, NOALVO, and Campus Discounts. OpenShift has a broader approval, being mentioned in 76 company stacks & 358 developers stacks; compared to IBM Bluemix, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of IBM Bluemix
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      Good free plan
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      Open Source
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      Easy setup
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      Nodejs support
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      Well documented
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      Custom domains
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      Mongodb support
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      Clean and simple architecture
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      PHP support
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      Customizable environments
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      Ability to run CRON jobs
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      Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
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      Autoscaling
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      Easy deployment
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      PostgreSQL support
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      Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
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      Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
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      Shell access to gears
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      Great Support
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      Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
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      Its free and offer custom domain usage
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      Golang support
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      No credit card needed
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      This is the only free one among the three as of today
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      Meteor support
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      High Security
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      Logging & Metrics
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      because it is easy to manage
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      Autoscaling at a good price point
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      Easy setup and great customer support
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      Great free plan with excellent support

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        Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
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        License cost
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        Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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      What is IBM Bluemix?

      It is an open standards, cloud platform for building, running, and managing apps and services. It supports several programming languages and services as well as integrated DevOps to build, run, deploy and manage applications on the cloud.

      What is Red Hat OpenShift?

      OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.

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