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Google is the latest to partner with Salesforce.com on application-level integration between different clouds.

Salesforce.com will today announce Force.com for Google App Engine, the software-as-a-service provider's third package linking others' online services to its platform and applications built in its Apex programming language.

Force.com for Google App Engine is a set of libraries that connect Salesforce.com's Force.com applications and hosting infrastructure, making it native inside the App Engine.

The pack means Salesforce.com developers will get native access to Google services such as Google's Bigtable distributed-storage system and talk to applications built using Python. Python libraries placed in the App Engine will be able to read and write to Force.com using the Force.com API.

Conversely, developers using Google App Engine get native access to the capabilities of the Salesforce.com platform such as multi-tenancy, authentication, scalability, database, and workflow for their software to run in a business environment.

"If you want to build an application that connects to, or brings in, more enterprise capabilities it's a natural fit," vice president of developer marketing Adam Gross said.

The launch follows November's announcement of Force.com connection packages for Facebook and Amazon Web Services. ®

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