The Basics

Google Cloud
Website cloud.google.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2008
Data Center Locations 40
Example Customers PayPal, GitLab, 20th Century Fox, Target, Scotiabank
Heroku
Website heroku.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2007
Data Center Locations 10
Example Customers Airbase, Dovetail, Hotel Engine, ClickMechanic, Ambassify

Cost Comparison

How do Google Cloud's prices compare against Heroku?

Example configuration Google Cloud Heroku
VM Small $20.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (E2 custom) $50.00 / mo Dyno 1 GB RAM (Standard 2X)
VM Medium $90.15 / mo 4 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (E2 custom) $250.00 / mo Dyno 2.5 GB RAM (Performance M)
VM Large $179.87 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (E2 custom) $500.00 / mo Dyno 14 GB RAM (Performance L)
Block Storage $4.10 / mo 100 GB --
Object Storage $24.93 / mo 1 TB --
Load Balancer $29.44 / mo Included in plan
Managed PostgreSQL $93.60 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage $50.00 / mo 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage
Managed Redis®* $35.28 / mo 1 vCPU, 1.55 GiB RAM (Basic) $200.00 / mo 1 GB RAM
Serverless 25M Executions $47.62 / mo 25M invocations, 2nd gen, 150 ms duration --
Free egress allowance Depends on service 2 TB / mo per app
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $111.60 Not publicly listed

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Google Cloud and Heroku offer:

Service Google Cloud Heroku
Block Storage --
Content Delivery Network (CDN) --
Container Registry --
GPU-powered Servers --
Load Balancer --
Managed Containers
Managed Kubernetes --
Managed MySQL --
Managed PostgreSQL
Managed Redis®*
Object Storage --
Serverless Cron Jobs --
Serverless Functions --
Static Sites --
Virtual Private Server (VPS) --

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Our data for Google Cloud was last updated on Feb. 10, 2024, and for Heroku on March 28, 2024.