Heroku Connect Demo Edition Now Available via Heroku Button

Nine months ago we released Heroku Connect, the bi-directional data synchronization service that enables developers to build Heroku apps that seamlessly interact with Salesforce data. Since then, we’ve seen developers use it to build all types of interesting apps for web and mobile, especially for eCommerce, loyalty, and Internet of Things use cases. We’ve also seen an avalanche of requests from every corner of the Salesforce ecosystem for a simple and free way to try Heroku Connect, and explore new use cases.

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Heroku External Objects: Bringing Native Postgres to Salesforce

Today we are announcing a new data solution for combined users of the Heroku and Salesforce platform: Heroku External Objects. The newest feature of Heroku Connect, Heroku External Objects makes data from any Heroku Postgres database - like that from customer apps, transaction systems, or data warehouses- seamlessly available within a given Salesforce deployment. Leveraging the newly announced Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, Heroku External Objects gives Force.com developers a powerful new capability to help architect their Salesforce deployments and implement data services.

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Introducing Heroku CX Patterns: Building Customer Experiences on Heroku with Salesforce Services

A quick glance at most any phone shows the importance and urgency – for businesses of all kinds – of creating mobile customer apps. Our everyday activities – finding a ride, ordering a meal or turning on a light are increasingly mobile experiences.

But delivering a great omnichannel experience to customers requires more than just the work of the application developer. The larger organization is involved in following up with prospects, fielding service inquiries, and sending relevant marketing messages. Orchestrating this tapestry of touchpoints often requires developers to integrate with systems used by non-developers, including sales, service, marketing and community management systems.

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Heroku Connect: Faster Synchronization and New Event Driven Architecture

In May we released the first version of Heroku Connect, a service that makes it easy to build Heroku apps that share data with your Salesforce deployment.

Today we released our first major update to the service, bringing new speed and scale enhancements to all Heroku Connect users. Together, these enhancements lower latency on Heroku Connect synchronization, provide developers with more granular controls and improve insight into their Force.com API utilization.

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