Data plays an enormous role in the success of any organization because collecting and quantifying pertinent information builds a stronger roadmap for growth. As such, companies collect and store data to forecast future trends and plans of action and this is where the cloud sweeps in to save the day. Cloud platforms have enabled companies to store large volumes of data to repurpose for business transactions. As a result, cloud infrastructure has become a growing demand for businesses of all sizes as they have come to realize the massive benefits and potential of utilizing cloud components to carry out their projected initiatives. Heroku is a super successful platform that has helped developers to scale programming languages more effectively.

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud that supports several programming languages and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Salesforce. Because it supports so many programming languages, it has become a popular tool in enhancing cloud infrastructure.

That being said, let’s explore the 3 ways Heroku enhances cloud infrastructure;

  1. Supports Several Programming Languages: Initially, Heroku only supported Ruby on Rails. However, it now supports many other languages such as, Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, and Go. The benefit here is the ability it provides users to create applications that are robust and versatile. It also allows them to develop apps that require several types of coding.
  2. Rapid Delivery: Built on AWS, developers are able to program in Heroku and utilize AWS’s robust add-on library to deploy the most optimal API strategies. Access to all of these resources and capabilities massively cuts down project time and allows developers to focus on creativity and/or higher-level work.
  3. Scalable Functionality: Heroku allows developers to construct rows and rows of data, all while not having to sacrifice impressive UI and effective application functionality. It allows applications to work as an extension of Salesforce and under their same safety regulations to ensure information is secure. Furthermore, Heroku is able to accommodate spikes and dips in traffic without having to purchase more hardware.

As you can see, Heroku is abundant with features that can simplify and improve cloud infrastructure at a very granular level. By utilizing the Heroku platform, developers are able to build applications that are efficient, visually pleasing and all at a fraction of the time and cost it would take to develop on other platforms.

We here at Oktana are avid users of the platform and always seek out the best technologies to leverage for our customers. We’ve used Heroku to develop a number of outstanding applications across several different industries. We’ve seen firsthand the kind of power Heroku possesses to drastically improve application development and that’s why we’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve recently received a Specialization Badge for outstanding Heroku development from Salesforce! We’re super excited to have been recognized for our expertise and it motivates us to develop even more applications with the platform. We think it’s a great tool and highly recommend it to developers who really want to extend cloud infrastructure to the next level!