Heroku Enterprise Java also has a completely different pricing model from the company’s other services. While Heroku normally charges based on the resources you reserve for your applications, Enterprise Java will have a flat rate of $1,000 per month per production application. Joergensen thinks the new pricing model will make it easier for enterprises to evaluate, saying that although cloud pricing is generally simpler than traditional on-premise enterprise product pricing, it’s still confusing. “Enterprises know how to deal with traditional pricing but they don’t know how to price out cloud,” he says.
Earlier this week, we talked to Sinclair Schuller, the CEO of the enterprise .NET PaaS Apprenda. Schuller argued that in order to offer true technical sophistication to PaaS users vendors need to be focused on a single language run-time. Heroku is trying to go deep in multiple languages.