Force.com vs Heroku


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Force.com
Force.com is the proven cloud platform to automate and extend your business and deliver the social enterprise. Force.com is an extremely powerful, scalable and secure cloud platform, delivering a complete technology stack covering the ground from database and security to workflow and user interface. Build the social, mobile apps you need to power your Social Enterprise.
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Heroku
Heroku is the leading platform as a service in the world and supports Ruby, Java, Python, Scala, Clojure, and Node.js. Deploying an app is simple and easy. No special alternative tools needed, just a plain git push. Deployment is instant, whether your app is big or small.
Comparing Force.com vs Heroku is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Force.com has better video than Heroku



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Force.com has more user-friendly interface than Heroku because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Heroku is more popular than Force.com

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Heroku launches application development platform for Enterprise (in 2015)
- Salesforce connects Heroku to its cloud (in 2014)
- Salesforce ahead of Microsoft and Google on the Enterprise PaaS market (in 2014)
- Salesforce launches Private AppExchange - the own App Store for your company (in 2013)
- Top 7 Dreamforce stories (in 2012)
- Force.com 2 - already 5 PaaS platfroms (in 2010)
- VMForce.com - cloud Java platform by Salesforce and VMWare (in 2010)

Looks like Force.com was recently more active than Heroku (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Force.com and Heroku meet head to head:

2015 - Heroku launches application development platform for Enterprise. Beware Force.com


Heroku, the Salesforce-owned, application development and hosting platform, announced a new product line called Heroku Enterprise. It’s geared for big companies that want to develop the kind of modern applications seen at startups while providing the type of features that many large enterprises want, including security features and access control. Essentially, the product line claims that large enterprises can now have it both ways: a way to make the type of applications that are typically derived from an agile-development process (with access to trendy technology like containers and new database services) all while being monitored under the iron fist of the enterprise. Kudos to Heroku if it can pull that off. With Heroku Enterprise, organizations can supposedly now monitor all their developers, applications and resources under one interface.