Heroku Cloud Platform – Services and Salient Features

Heroku Cloud-Services & Features

In this blog, I would like to give highlights on some of the most exciting features of Heroku Cloud platform and would cover the following sections in detail:
1. What is Heroku?
2. Heroku Services
3. Salient Features of Heroku addons

Let’s get started with ‘What is Heroku’?

  • Heroku is a world-renowned cloud platform that enables most IT companies to build, deliver, monitor and scale their apps very easily.
  • With optimum efficiency, Heroku can handle all the infrastructure challenges with ease. As a result, it enables agile business enterprises to concentrate on their products (development and deployment).
  • Languages like PHP, Node, Ruby, Java & Scala and many more programming languages are available on Heroku. These languages offer easy access to app creations on Heroku Cloud.
  • Heroku helps towards quick app management, deployment, easy configuration and scalability in the long run.
  • Heroku provides a wide range of services where you can find a large number of service providers ranging from databases to uptime alerts, messaging services or automatic backups, mail delivery, etc.
  • Heroku provides you an assurance that if app develops within the platform, it is easily manageable and scalable.
  • Heroku is tightly integrated with salesforce – providing seamless Heroku and salesforce data synchronization, enabling companies to architect innovative apps that span both platforms.

Add-ons / Services

– With the help of Heroku add-ons, you can manage all your cloud computing needs by managing the cloud services using CLI or dashboard.

– Add-ons are easy to install using Heroku platform that helps to manage billing, credentials, configurations from Dashboard or CLI.

– One of the most important criteria – the Deployment process can also be easily integrated with Heroku.

– Some of the popular add- ons services from Heroku Partners are as listed below:

– mLab Mongo DB (Cloud hosted)

– Papertrail (Log mgmt. service)

– Sendgrid (Email delivery)

– New Relic APM (Monitoring tool)

– Mem Cachier (Reliable Caching tool)

– Some of the inhouse add-ons developed by Heroku are listed below:

  • Heroku Postgres (DB as a service)
  • Heroku Connect (Salesforce Synchronization service)
  • Deploy Hooks (Send notification to services on deploy)
  • Apache Kafka (Streaming data service)
  • Heroku Redis
  • Heroku Scheduler

– Over 150 Add-ons are available in Heroku to boost up your app development

– In just three steps you can install any add-on. Below is the simple illustration:

1. Choose an add – on for your app.

2. The selected add-on attached to the app will now interact with the service.

3. You can manage all your addons from the Heroku dashboard and Command line.

Salient Features of Heroku add-ons

  • While using the Heroku Dashboard or CLI, a one-click install is possible and easily manageable.
  • REST API and tooling for easy technical integration
  • Integrated billing and fraud expense coverage
  • Product discovery through the Heroku Elements Marketplace
  • Co-marketing opportunities through Heroku channels
  • Access to technical engineering resources


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Prasad Oturkar

Prasad Oturkar

Hello!! I am Prasad Oturkar - Experienced Software Professional and Team Lead of the Opensource team in DEV Information Technology. I love to write blogs and always ready to explore recent trending technologies and implement them in Opensource projects. Nowadays - Exploring AWS, Azure, GCP and Heroku Cloud platform services. As a hobby, I love to play snooker, chess and listening to music.

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  1. Thanks for making and sharing this article with others ..Very much in detail & in-depth and mention each point will help..Thanks

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