Pivotal Web Services (PWS) vs Red Hat OpenShift

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Red Hat OpenShift vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS): What are the differences?

Red Hat 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; Pivotal Web Services (PWS): Deploy, Update and Scale Applications On-Demand. 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.

Red Hat OpenShift and Pivotal Web Services (PWS) can be primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Red Hat OpenShift are:

  • Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
  • OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift.
  • OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play

On the other hand, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) provides the following key features:

  • Marketplace for 3rd party services
  • Cloud Foundry Support
  • Easy Deployment

Red Hat OpenShift is an open source tool with 911 GitHub stars and 562 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Red Hat OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Pivotal Web Services (PWS)
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
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    • 97
      Good free plan
    • 61
      Open Source
    • 45
      Easy setup
    • 41
      Nodejs support
    • 40
      Well documented
    • 31
      Custom domains
    • 27
      Mongodb support
    • 26
      Clean and simple architecture
    • 24
      PHP support
    • 20
      Customizable environments
    • 10
      Ability to run CRON jobs
    • 8
      Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
    • 6
      PostgreSQL support
    • 6
      Easy deployment
    • 6
      Autoscaling
    • 6
      Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
    • 5
      Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
    • 4
      Shell access to gears
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      Great Support
    • 2
      Golang support
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      Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
    • 2
      Its free and offer custom domain usage
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      No credit card needed
    • 1
      Great free plan with excellent support
    • 1
      Meteor support
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      High Security
    • 1
      Logging & Metrics
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      because it is easy to manage
    • 1
      Autoscaling at a good price point
    • 1
      Easy setup and great customer support
    • 1
      This is the only free one among the three as of today

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    Cons of Pivotal Web Services (PWS)
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        Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
      • 2
        License cost
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        Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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      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.

      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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