All posts tagged with Heroku Connect

Announcing General Availability of Heroku Shield Connect

news , Senior Director, Product Management

Today we are pleased to announce general availability of Heroku Shield Connect, the latest addition to our lineup of Heroku Shield services.

Heroku Shield, announced last year, enabled new capabilities for Dynos, Postgres databases and Private Spaces that make Heroku suitable for high compliance environments such as those that fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Heroku Shield Connect extends this offering by enabling high performance, fully automated, and bi-directional data synchronization between Salesforce and Heroku Postgres for companies that need to build HIPAA-compliant applications - all in a matter of a few clicks.

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Today we are announcing a significant enhancement to Heroku External Objects: write support. Salesforce users can now create, read, update, and delete records that physically reside in any Heroku Postgres database from within their Salesforce deployment.

Increasingly, developers need to build applications with the sophistication and user experience of the consumer Internet, coupled with the seamless customer experience that comes from integration with Salesforce. Heroku External Objects enable a compelling set of integrations scenarios between Heroku and Salesforce deployments, allowing Postgres to be updated based on business processes or customer records in Salesforce.

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Heroku Connect APIs Now GA

news , SVP & GM, Data Services

Today we’re announcing that the APIs for the Heroku Connect data synchronization service are now GA. These fully supported endpoints will help our users with the tasks they most need repeatable automation for: creating consistent configuration across development, staging, and production environments; managing connections across multiple Salesforce deployments; and integrating Heroku Connect status with their existing operational systems and alerts.

When we first released Heroku Connect, users were delighted with the simple point and click UI: they could suddenly integrate Salesforce data with Heroku Postgres in one enjoyable minute! But as users’ familiarity with the service has grown...

Heroku Connect provides seamless data synchronization between Heroku Postgres databases and Salesforce organizations. Without writing a single line of integration code, you can sync hundreds of millions of Salesforce records in near real time using a simple point-and-click UI. Resiliency and data consistency are assured with robust automatic error recovery and easy to use Salesforce centric logging capabilities. We’re pleased to announce that beginning July 2, 2015, Heroku Connect’s data synchronization with your Salesforce organization -- which relies on the SOAP API -- will no longer be constrained by your Salesforce API usage limits. Customers can now focus on using Heroku Connect to...

Heroku Connect is a service offered by Heroku which performs 2-way data synchronization between and a Heroku Postgres database.

When we first built Heroku Connect, we decided to use polling to determine when data had changed on either side. Polling isn't pretty, but its simple and reliable, and those are "top line" features for Heroku Connect. But polling incurs two significant costs: high latency and wasted resources. The more you poll the more you waste API calls and database queries checking when there are no data changes. But if you lengthen your polling interval then you grow the latency for the data synchronization.

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