Heroku supports your app strategy

Running an engineering organization means balancing the technical and business worlds. As a CTO, you are responsible for making technical decisions on behalf of the business, as well as ensuring that the products you build are competitive in the marketplace.

Heroku is a cloud-based platform as a service (PaaS) that gives you and your organization the quickest path to delivering sophisticated apps, from concept to production. Engineering leaders choose Heroku to empower their teams to build, deploy, and manage apps quickly and easily using modern development practices. On the business side, Heroku’s managed service gives CTOs greater transparency and control over project timelines and costs.

Maximize operational efficiency and productivity

Developers love Heroku’s ease of use and flexibility, along with platform tools and workflows designed to enhance productivity. You’ll appreciate the freedom that Heroku offers your organization. Gone is the distraction and headcount needed to maintain servers, hardware, or infrastructure. Heroku keeps your organization optimized and focused, so you can bypass the hidden costs and hurdles that come with managing hardware operations. With Heroku, your app development expertise can be fully dedicated to building great apps that truly differentiate your business.

Fast app delivery, short cycles

The Heroku Platform enables your teams to deliver apps as fast as they can build them. The platform is optimized for modern development practices, such as agile and continuous delivery.

Flexible development tools

Heroku’s flexibility and polyglot language support makes it easier for your teams to build innovative, sophisticated apps using the languages and tooling that they already know and appreciate.

Simplified DevOps

With a fully-managed platform, Heroku’s staff monitors uptime, performance, and infrastructure concerns, freeing you from the hidden costs of hardware and operations management.

Seamless scalability

Anyone on your team can scale your apps with a single click or command using the Heroku Dashboard or CLI. The platform’s autoscaling feature allows your apps to easily scale at the pace of your business.

Integrated data services

Heroku’s managed data services are optimized for developers, making it even easier to build data-driven apps. Choose Heroku Postgres, Heroku Data for Redis, and Apache Kafka on Heroku, or third-party add-on services.

Ecosystem of add-on services

Build apps faster by extending the Heroku platform with fully-managed cloud services that can be installed in one click. Over 200+ Heroku Add-ons support every stage of app development and operation.

Salesforce integration

Heroku Connect allows you to bidirectionally synchronise data between your Salesforce deployments and your Heroku apps, extending the capabilities of both. Build apps that utilize Salesforce data, or build Salesforce apps and processes that utilize Heroku data.

Secure, trusted platform

Businesses of all sizes trust Heroku to run their mission-critical apps with confidence. Heroku Enterprise with Private Spaces offer a greater level of security and control. A view into the current platform status and any recent issues is always available.

Enterprise-grade support

A range of support options are available to help you troubleshoot issues and ensure your apps run smoothly. Salesforce Success Plans offer faster escalation for critical issues.

An extensible platform for organizations of all sizes

Heroku provides a unified platform with built-in features that support structured workflows, collaboration, enterprise-grade demand, and easy administration. Learn more by exploring Heroku’s capabilities on the following pages.

Heroku Platform

Heroku’s runtime services orchestrate and manage app execution and scale. Developers can extend the runtime with integrated data services and a powerful ecosystem of additional tools, technologies, and services. Heroku officially supports eight popular languages and frameworks, as well as many more through custom buildpacks.

Heroku Teams

Heroku Teams gives you centralized tools to manage your app project’s people, processes, and billing. Administrators have access to fine-grained control with app-level permissions. Collaboration tools and workflows makes it easier for your teams to build a continuous delivery or continuous integration practice for more frequent, higher quality releases.

Heroku Enterprise

Heroku Enterprise offers additional support for large organizations or apps with heavy demand or complex requirements. Your teams can take advantage of enhanced security and scalability, collaboration tools, access controls, and more. Private Spaces provides network-isolated runtime environments, for more privacy, power, and performance.

“We are confident that Heroku has everything we need to scale our business. With the platform’s tools, it’s extremely easy to scale up to meet demand. We’re staying with Heroku for the long term.”

Vitali Margolin
Head of R&D, Roomer
Roomer’s story →

“I am happy to pay the Heroku bill every month because it means we don’t have to contract or hire a whole lot of DevOps time and expertise. We’d rather focus on our differentiating skills.”

Isaac Slavitt
Co-Founder & Data Scientist, DrivenData
DrivenData’s story →

“As we were bringing a new product to market, we couldn’t predict our traffic patterns. Heroku lets us quickly scale up with demand without having to provision new servers.”

Dave Koslow
Co-Founder & CPO, DocSend
DocSend’s story →

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