Salesforce.com aims to strengthen market share in the public cloud services market
Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing firm, has acquired Heroku, a privately held cloud platform for writing Ruby-based applications.
This acquisition by salesforce.com is expected to strengthen its market share in the public cloud services market, and to help it attract and serve a critical mass of developers, customers and ISVs wanting an open, scalable and trusted Cloud 2 platform.
Heroku is a provider of Ruby platform-as-a-service, built from the ground up to work in an open environment.
Ruby is a development language used to write Cloud 2 apps that are social, collaborative and deliver real-time access to information across mobile devices.
Salesforce.com said that Heroku powers more than 110,000 apps, written by an avid following of Ruby developers.
Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff said Heroku is the leading Ruby application platform and Ruby is the language of the future, driving the next generation of cloud applications that are real-time, social and mobile.
"With Heroku, our platform can become the cornerstone of the next-generation of cloud computing," Benioff said.