Salesforce Acquires Ruby Cloud Vendor Heroku for $212 Million
Dec 08, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The open source Ruby language is getting a big enterprise boost
today with the proposed acquisition of Ruby cloud vendor Heroku by
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) for $212 million in cash. The deal is
set to close in Salesforce.com's fiscal fourth quarter ending Jan.
"With the acquisition of Heroku, Salesforce will be adding to
its Force.com cloud platform as a service offering, a new language
to complement its existing Java based VMforce cloud service. The
move is a big endorsement for the open source Ruby language, which
helps power popular Web services such as Groupon and Twitter. The
acquisition of Heroku comes just a day after Salesforce.com
announced its new Database.com service."