Getting Started with Heroku
Platform-as-a-Service“Provision App Environments, Not Servers”
Common Use Cases•   Launching and scaling apps without IT/server scripting•   Deploying MVPs•   Situational/Internal Apps•...
How It Works1.   Provision Application w/ Heroku2.   Heroku creates a hosted Git Repository3.   Provision Services and Opt...
Dynos•   Dyno == 1 Process (one free Dyno per app per month)•   Support Ruby, Java/JVM, Node.js, Python, others•   Additio...
Database•   PostgreSQL 9.1•   Shared – 5GB (free) or 20GB ($15/month)•   Production - $50 to $6400/month based on storage/...
Add-ons•   Heroku Add-ons (CNAME, SSL, pg backup, etc)•   Third-party (New Relic, MongoHQ, Memcached, etc)•   Config and C...
The Procfile$APP_ROOT/Procfile:web: bundle exec rails server -p $PORTworker: bundle exec rake resque:work QUEUE=*urgentwor...
Scaling Processes$ heroku scale worker=1scaling processes... done
Viewing Processes$ heroku psProcess State Command----------- ----------- -----------------------------web.1 up for 6s bund...
Viewing Logs$ heroku logs --tail2012-07-09 19:04:48 heroku[router] GET / dyno=web.12012-07-09 19:04:48 app[web.1] 66.75.12...
Cost Analysis:     Production Rails App•   Rails 3.2•   Background workers•   PostgreSQL Relational DB•   MongoDB Document...
Rails App• 3 processes (1 free dyno + 2 dynos)• 2 worker processes (+2 dynos)• Total cost for dynos: 4 * $36 = $144/month
App Add-ons•   Custom Domain (now default) - FREE•   New Relic Standard – FREE•   PostgreSQL Backups – FREE•   PostgreSQL ...
AWS ComparisonOn Demand Pricing (us-west):• EC2 Small x 2 (Rails/Memcache) = $0.18/hour = $130/month• EC2 Small x 2 (Mongo...
AWS Comparison (con’t)Reserved Pricing (us-west) 1 year term:• EC2 Small x 2 (Rails/Memcache) = $0.05/hour = $36/month    ...
AWS Comparison (con’t)Reserved Pricing (us-west) 1 year term + 3rd party DB mgmt:• EC2 Small x 2 (Rails/Memcache) = $0.05/...
Thank you James Higginbothamjames@launchany.com    @launchany
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  1. 1. Getting Started with Heroku
  2. 2. Platform-as-a-Service“Provision App Environments, Not Servers”
  3. 3. Common Use Cases• Launching and scaling apps without IT/server scripting• Deploying MVPs• Situational/Internal Apps• Mobile API/Backend
  4. 4. How It Works1. Provision Application w/ Heroku2. Heroku creates a hosted Git Repository3. Provision Services and Options (“Add-ons”)4. Configure your application using ENV vars5. Push to your application’s Git repository to Heroku
  5. 5. Dynos• Dyno == 1 Process (one free Dyno per app per month)• Support Ruby, Java/JVM, Node.js, Python, others• Additional Dynos: $0.05/hour == $36/month• Each process can run up to ~15 threads• Thin with threadsafe Rails: 1 process/15 threads• Unicorn: 3 processes/45 threads• Limited by soft memory cap of 512MB per process
  6. 6. Database• PostgreSQL 9.1• Shared – 5GB (free) or 20GB ($15/month)• Production - $50 to $6400/month based on storage/CPU/Cache• 1 TB max
  7. 7. Add-ons• Heroku Add-ons (CNAME, SSL, pg backup, etc)• Third-party (New Relic, MongoHQ, Memcached, etc)• Config and Customization often free or low cost• Some third party are free, most have tiered pricing$ heroku addons:add ssl:endpoint
  8. 8. The Procfile$APP_ROOT/Procfile:web: bundle exec rails server -p $PORTworker: bundle exec rake resque:work QUEUE=*urgentworker: bundle exec rake resque:work QUEUE=urgent
  9. 9. Scaling Processes$ heroku scale worker=1scaling processes... done
  10. 10. Viewing Processes$ heroku psProcess State Command----------- ----------- -----------------------------web.1 up for 6s bundle exec rails serverworker.1 up for 5s bundle exec rake resque:work
  11. 11. Viewing Logs$ heroku logs --tail2012-07-09 19:04:48 heroku[router] GET / dyno=web.12012-07-09 19:04:48 app[web.1] 66.75.123.123 - -
  12. 12. Cost Analysis: Production Rails App• Rails 3.2• Background workers• PostgreSQL Relational DB• MongoDB Document-Oriented DB
  13. 13. Rails App• 3 processes (1 free dyno + 2 dynos)• 2 worker processes (+2 dynos)• Total cost for dynos: 4 * $36 = $144/month
  14. 14. App Add-ons• Custom Domain (now default) - FREE• New Relic Standard – FREE• PostgreSQL Backups – FREE• PostgreSQL w/ 400MB Cache - $50/month• SSL Endpoint - $20/month• Memcache 100MB - $20/month• MongoHQ Small - $15/month• Total cost w/ dynos: $249/month• First year cost: $2988
  15. 15. AWS ComparisonOn Demand Pricing (us-west):• EC2 Small x 2 (Rails/Memcache) = $0.18/hour = $130/month• EC2 Small x 2 (Mongo+PostgreSQL) = $0.18/hour = $130/month• EC2 + ELB Bandwidth = ~$20.00/month• Total cost: $280/month + server scripting/setup cost• First year cost: $3660
  16. 16. AWS Comparison (con’t)Reserved Pricing (us-west) 1 year term:• EC2 Small x 2 (Rails/Memcache) = $0.05/hour = $36/month • One-time setup $195 x 2• EC2 Small x 2 (Mongo+PostgreSQL) = $0.05/hour = $36/month • One-time setup $195 x 2• EC2 + ELB Bandwidth = ~$20.00/month• Total cost: $780 setup + $92/month + server scripting/setup cost• First year cost: $1884
  17. 17. AWS Comparison (con’t)Reserved Pricing (us-west) 1 year term + 3rd party DB mgmt:• EC2 Small x 2 (Rails/Memcache) = $0.05/hour = $36/month • One-time setup $195 x 2• MongoHQ = $49/month• Heroku PostgreSQL = $50/month• EC2 + ELB Bandwidth = ~$20.00/month• Total cost: $780 setup + $155/month + server scripting/setup cost• First year cost: $2640
  18. 18. Thank you James Higginbothamjames@launchany.com @launchany
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