DevOps Tools Landscape

Heroku vs GitLab

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Heroku, owned by, is a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) supporting several programming languages: Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, and Go. It is built to manage the deployment of your applications focusing on configuring, scaling, tuning and managing these apps.

With every handoff in IT, there is yet another opportunity for friction to slow the business and prevent innovation from reaching your customers. Because GitLab supports the entire delivery lifecycle and can deploy and manage your applications for you in Kubernetes, your teams can dramatically accelerate their delivery cadence and meet the expectations of the business. GitLab AutoDevOps can dramatically accelerate the time it takes to get a new application and a new pipeline up and running. Gitlab is complimentary with Openshift as a Kubernetes or Docker platform, and is easy to deploy using these technologies.



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