2018 was an amazing year for Heroku and our customers. We want to extend a big thank you for your feedback, beta participation, and spirit of innovation, which inspires us every day to continuously improve and advance the platform.

In the past year, we released a range of new features to make the developer experience more productive, more standards based, and more open. We achieved significant compliance milestones, provided trust controls for creating multi-cloud apps, and improved our existing lineup of data services.

With that, we’d like to take a moment and look back at some of the highlights from 2018. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to an even more exciting 2019!

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Building a SaaS product, a system to handle sensor data from an internet-connected thermostat or car, or an e-commerce store often requires handling a large stream of product usage data, or events. Managing event streams lets you view, in near real-time, how users are interacting with your SaaS app or the products on your e-commerce store; this is interesting because it lets you spot anomalies and get immediate data-driven feedback on new features. While this type of stream visualization is useful to a point, pushing events into a data warehouse lets you ask deeper questions using SQL.

In this post, we’ll show you how to build a system using Apache Kafka on Heroku to manage and visualize...


As we begin 2017, we want to thank you for supporting Heroku. Your creativity and innovation continues to inspire us, and pushed us to deliver even more new products and features in 2016. We especially want to thank everyone who helped us by beta testing, sharing Heroku with others, and providing feedback. Here are the highlights of what became generally available in 2016.

Advancing the Developer Experience

Heroku Pipelines

A new way to structure, manage and visualize continuous delivery.

Heroku Review Apps

Test code at a shareable URL using disposable Heroku apps that spin up with each GitHub pull request.

Free SSL for Apps on Paid Dynos

Get SSL encryption on custom domains for...


As we start this New Year, we wanted to give you a recap of our 2015, a year filled with a lot of new products and features. We especially want to express our gratitude to everyone who helped us with inspiration, beta testing, and feedback. In case you missed anything, here are the highlights of 2015.

Advancing the Developer Experience

Review Apps

With Review Apps, for every GitHub pull request, Heroku spins up a disposable Review App so everyone on your team can see the changes live, speeding up decisions and leading to higher quality apps.

New Dynos

Build apps at any scale on Heroku with a new lineup of dyno types and prices: Performance-L, Performance-M, Standard 1X and 2X,...


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