Since April 2021, the Heroku Runtime team has been working to deploy upgrades to the infrastructure powering Common Runtime apps, and we’re excited to formally announce the performance improvements that customers are already seeing.

When this Changelog post was published in May introducing the changes, almost all Common Runtime apps had been migrated from what we internally called the “classic“ infrastructure to the new “sharded” architecture. In addition to performance enhancements, this migration is expected to result in lower latency across the platform.

Around 99.9% of customers didn’t have to make any changes to their Heroku apps to benefit from these upgrades, and dyno prices are...


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Customer Trust is our highest priority at Salesforce and Heroku. It’s more important than ever to implement stronger security measures in light of increasing security threats that could affect services and apps that are critical to businesses and communities.

We’re pleased to announce that all Heroku customers can now take advantage of the security offered by Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). We encourage you to check out these new MFA features and add another layer of protection to your account by enabling MFA.

As we announced in February 2021, all Salesforce customers are required to enable MFA starting Feb 1, 2022. There’s no reason to wait - it takes a couple of simple steps to...


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Today, we’re thrilled to announce backups of Heroku Postgres are now 40x faster by leveraging Snapshots in place of base backups. We’ve been hard at work focused on improving performance, speed, and capacity for the Heroku Data services you rely on. In the past forks and follows of a Premium-8 test database with 992 GB of data took 22 hours; now with Snapshots, the same process is reduced to 10 minutes. This makes the creation of forks and followers, and restoring the database, faster than ever, at no additional charge.

The New Way: Snapshots for Heroku Data

In November 2020 we introduced a performance improvement to our physical backup and restore functionality for our Heroku...


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As applications become more complex, so do the data requirements to support them. At Heroku we have been working hard on enabling these workloads, while maintaining the same level of abstraction, developer experience, and compliance you’ve come to expect.

Today, we’re excited to announce new, larger Heroku Postgres Plans. These new plans will allow for applications on the Heroku Platform to expand in data size and complexity. The new plans in the Heroku Postgres offering have generous resource allocations, providing the horsepower to power today’s most demanding workloads. These plans come with 768 GB of RAM, 96 Cores and up to 4TB of storage, and are available on the Common Runtime,...


We are excited to announce that we are moving Connection Pooling for Heroku Postgres into GA. Connection Pooling unlocks the ability to use up to 10,000 client connections to a Heroku Postgres Database, without adversely impacting performance on the database. This will unlock more complex and higher scale applications with simpler architectures on the Heroku Platform.

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Over the years, one of the factors that you have to consider when scaling applications is pressure on the database. Each connection to the database consumes resources that could be spent on processing requests. The balancing of resources spent on connections and processing is a delicate one that Heroku Engineering has had...


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