Heroku is a leading platform-as-a-service for Ruby application development. The PaaS powers over 100,000 next-gen mobile apps. The Heroku Salesforce acquisition that closed at a whopping $250 M was the only topic of discussion for months that followed the event. Now Salesforce.com cloud platform supports Java and Ruby as the two major languages.
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce said, “The next era of cloud computing is social, mobile and real-time. I call it Cloud 2.”
Byron Sebastian, CEO of Heroku said, “We have a service that developers really love, and Salesforce.com has the trust and credibility the most demanding customers expect.”
As both parties agreed to the acquisition, Heroku and Salesforce together transformed into Heroku Salesforce connect.
Heroku Connect can be used for data replication and proxies. The service is used with the Heroku Postgres database. All the features of the standard database is made available with the replicated data. The service is commonly used for B2C app development and the interface to the data with Heroku Salesforce Connect is standard SQL.
Heroku Connect offers a two-way syncing service. You can take advantage of the poll frequency feature. It regulates the frequency of your Postgres database sync to update with Saleforce updates. Then there is the Accelerate Polling box to speed up most of the operations. You may also push data from the Postgres database to sync with Salesforce database.
So, if you’re planning to get started with Heroku Salesforce Connect, you must know that Connect is an add-on to Heroku. You will need to authenticate to a Salesforce instance to configure the service. You will need to use OAuth and allow the service to make calls.
Heroku Salesforce Connect is the language the next generation is going to speak with confidence. We encourage you to try the service and experience the speed, ease and efficiency of the service.