Salesforce to acquire Heroku platform-as-a-service

Nigel Duke 8 December 2010 0

Salesforce has agreed to acquire Heroku, the leading Ruby application platform-as-a-service.

Founded in 2007, Heroku is a platform-as-a-service – no hardware to manage and no software to install – for the Ruby on Rails framework and runs on top of Amazon Web Services. Heroku simplifies deploying and managing cloud applications and uses the freemium business model.

Interestingly, the acquisition comes soon after the announcement of, Salesforce’s cloud database offering that looks particularly suited for use with Heroku.

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