A platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate their apps entirely in the cloud. Heroku supports the Ruby, Node.js, Python, Java, Go, PHP, and Scala programming languages.
|Developed by||James Lindenbaun, Adam Wiggins, Orion Henry|
|Used by||Citrix, Toyota, Product Hunt|
Heroku claims to provide the most variety of NoSQL solutions in the information technology market, and is also considered a "polyglot platform".
Heroku was on the "Dow Jones FASTech 50 Start-ups to Watch" list. In April 2010, Gartner awarded Heroku the status of "Cool Vendor in Application Platforms as a Service."
In 2010, Heroku was acquired by Salesforce.com for $212 million.