Today, we’re announcing heroku data:labs, an extension of the Heroku Data client plugin. This plugin allows you to make configuration changes to your Heroku Postgres addons. Previously, you could only enable these features by opening a ticket with Heroku Support. With heroku data:labs, you’ll save time by turning these features on and off yourself.

heroku data:labs features are experimental beta features. Upon its release, you can enable and disable two features, and we plan to add more in the future. The initial features are:

  • WAL Compression - Write-Ahead Log (WAL) compression is a feature of Postgres databases that shrinks the size of write-ahead logs in your Postgres database. This...

Heroku is Hiring!

news , Heroku CEO and Salesforce EVP

While it is a little unusual for us to share a hiring post on our product blog, I’ve been asked about our investment in Heroku repeatedly, so we want shine the spotlight on our efforts to grow the team.

We are hiring for both product and engineering, from developers to engineering managers working across our product suite, including Runtime, API, DX, and our Data products. Additionally, we have opened roles in our Research, TPM, Documentation, and Product Management teams. Check out all our open roles.

Our public roadmap continues to evolve, and I am delighted to see significant customer engagement there. Please do come participate with us there in the open. With the introduction of our...

[Update: October 3, 2022 - The Heroku for GitHub Students program is now live. Instructions for signing up for the program have been added to this post.]

One of the things I value about being a Salesforce employee is our commitment to community. We support education through giving, mentoring, and many other programs.

That commitment extends through our work on Heroku. Heroku is a powerful way to enter the Salesforce ecosystem, and we are proud of the number of students who have used the Heroku platform to build their careers.

GitHub Partnership

Today, we are announcing a new partnership with GitHub, which adds Heroku to their Student Developer Pack and gives students a credit of $13 USD...

Introducing Our New Low-Cost Plans

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Update November 7th, 2022: These plans are now generally available. Take a look at our launch announcement post for more information on migration.

When we announced Heroku’s Next Chapter last month, we received a lot of feedback from our customers. One of the things that stood out was interest in a middle ground between free and our current Hobby dyno and data plans, a lower-cost option. We’ve also fielded requests to keep a dyno that “sleeps” when not receiving requests, which is an integral feature for non-production apps.

With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce our new Eco Dynos plan, which will cost $5 for 1,000 compute hours a month, shared across all of your eco dynos. We are...

Heroku’s Next Chapter

news , Heroku CEO and Salesforce EVP

Back in May, I wrote about my enthusiasm to be part of the Heroku story, and I remain just as passionate today about helping write the next chapter. I’ve had many customer meetings over the past few months, and the theme is consistent — you want to know where we are taking Heroku. We want to be clear: The priority going forward is to support customers of all sizes who are betting projects, careers, and businesses on Heroku. These are companies like PensionBee, who help people manage their pensions; MX, who help small businesses with loans; Furnished Quarters, who built a portal for corporate clients booking short-term rentals; and EIGENSONNE, who built an app to connect with their...

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