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Heroku adds Big Gulp 'XL' option to cloud menu

Salesforce has upgraded its Heroku cloud to take advantage of more powerful technology in the Amazon Web Services infrastructure upon which it floats, as it tries to support larger, more complicated customers. Heroku is an Amazon-based application runtime service that takes pride in its ease-of-use for developers who prefer to …
Jack Clark, 3 Feb 2014

Salesforce gobbles cloud database upstart Cloudconnect

Cloud integration service Cloudconnect has been acquired by Salesforce to help the company lash databases together with cloud services. The acquisition was announced on Monday with a message posted to the company's website. " provides a simple and seamless way to integrate and sync with MySql, …
Jack Clark, 18 Nov 2013
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Heroku publishes API for its platform cloud

Heroku has released the public beta of a platform API to help its developers build apps and services that sit on top of its PaaS, which in turn sits on Amazon Web Services. With the platform API, Heroku is letting developers "automate, extend and combine Heroku with other services," the company wrote on Thursday. This lets you …
Jack Clark, 30 May 2013
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Heroku PaaS floats over to Europe

Heroku's platform-as-a-service cloud has come to Europe, giving local developers a chance to reduce the latency of applications they've stuck on top of the application automation technology. The Salesforce-owned company announced on Thursday that brave devs can try serving their apps from Ireland rather than America, if they …
Jack Clark, 24 Apr 2013
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PaaS Heroku's misleading of customers poisons the cloud

Comment Platform-as-a-service Heroku spent two years misleading customers because it was so focused on building a new product that it didn't bother to update old documentation – this is unacceptable. The Salesforce-owned company admitted on Wednesday that customers using its 'Bamboo" application automation technology could have spent …
Jack Clark, 3 Apr 2013
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Heroku cops to poor tech performance for last THREE YEARS

Heroku has admitted that apps running on its Bamboo tech stack have been exposed to shoddy performance for the past three years. In a surprising mea culpa, the Salesforce-owned platform-as-a-service copped to architectural failures alleged by $20,000-a-month customer Rap Genius earlier this week. The company's general manager …
Jack Clark, 16 Feb 2013
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Heroku tech change leaves customer with bill-shock

The cloud is not as easy or as simple as its providers' marketing departments may want you to believe – that's the moral of the story of a startup and its platform provider Heroku. Web-startup Rap Genius, which pays Heroku $20,000 a month in fees, alleged in a forceful blog post published on Tuesday that the Salesforce-owned …
Jack Clark, 15 Feb 2013
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Heroku puffs out Java cloud with one-click app stack

Dreamforce 2012 Heroku's core fanbase of Ruby on Rails hipsters must be mortified. Since being bought by in 2010, the platform as a service (PaaS) vendor has steadily added support for more languages – including boring old Java – and as of this week's Dreamforce 2012 conference in San Francisco, it's even started muttering the e- …
Neil McAllister, 20 Sep 2012
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Heroku floats heavenly Python into platform cloud

The polyglotting of platform clouds continues apace, with the Heroku platform-as-a-service cloud, owned by, announcing support for PHP, and with PaaS competitor Engine Yard adding support for JRuby. Heroku, which deploys its PaaS layer on top of Amazon's EC2 compute cloud, already supports Ruby, Node.js, Clojure …
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Facebook plugs developer site into Heroku code cloud

Facebook has plugged its developer site into Heroku, giving coders direct access to a "platform cloud" where they can deploy, host, and readily scale their Facebook applications. According to Heroku founder Adam Wiggins, this is a first for both companies. "We've spent the past four years building a platform for instant …
Cade Metz, 16 Sep 2011
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Java arrives on Heroku code cloud

Heroku – the multi-language "platform cloud" owned by – is now running Java applications. Akin to Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure, or VMware's Cloud Foundry, Heroku is an online service for building, deploying, and readily scaling applications. It was originally designed for Ruby on Rails apps, but has since …
Cade Metz, 26 Aug 2011
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Ruby daddy Matsumoto joins Heroku Rails crusade

Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto has joined Heroku, the San Francisco outfit that cut its teeth with an online service for building, deploying, and readily scaling Ruby on Rails applications. In recent weeks, Heroku's "cloud" service has expanded beyond Rails to Node.js and Clojure and it intends to embrace additional languages …
Cade Metz, 12 Jul 2011
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Heroku: A development cloud for all seasons

Heroku began life as an online service for building, hosting, and readily scaling Ruby on Rails applications. But the "platform cloud" has since expanded beyond the decidedly hip net programming language, embracing two other decidedly hip options: Node.js and Clojure. In May, the Heroku rolled out a new …
Cade Metz, 11 Jul 2011
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Heroku Ruby fluffer embraces Node.JS

Amazon cloud-sitter Heroku, owned by, has updated its Ruby service and embraced the Node.JS framework. Heroku rolled out an update called Celadon Cedar it says lets you fluff more-powerful and more-complex applications, and that provides greater control over deep computing processes. Celadon Cedar also sees …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Jun 2011
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Google Go boldly goes where no code has gone before

Every Google data center has a Chubby, and Heroku wanted one too. Like the rest of Google's much admired back-end infrastructure, Chubby is decidedly closed source, so Heroku men Keith Rarick and Blake Mizerany built their own. Although they didn't have source code, they did have one of those secret-spilling Google research …
Cade Metz, 5 May 2011

Salesforce buys Dimdim, continues with Facebook-for-biz ploy

Cloud vendor has bought messaging and screen-sharing outfit Dimdim for around $31m as it continues to out-Facebook Facebook for its biz customers. The company said yesterday it had acquired Dimdim – which was founded in 2007 and has offices based in Lowell, Massachusetts, and Hyderabad, India – in an effort to …
Kelly Fiveash, 7 Jan 2011
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Ex-Microsoft power pair puff Ruby cloud

Ruby cloud behemoth Heroku has sucked in some heavyweight power courtesy of two influential ex-Microsofties. On Monday, Heroku announced that it's been given $10m in VC funding, and the round is led by Ignition partners, home to Brad Silverberg - who established many of the Microsoft products you now take for granted - and …
Gavin Clarke, 11 May 2010

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