Heroku Connect Update: Fast Writes, Global Deployment, and a Guided Management Experience

Today we are pleased to announce a significant update to Heroku Connect, one that is a culmination of two years of work to improve every aspect of the service. We’ve focused on three primary areas: improving write speed, geographically expanding the service, and intelligently guiding design and troubleshooting workflows. To that end, we’ve enabled bulk writes resulting in a 5x average increase in sync performance to Salesforce, deployed Connect in six global regions to be closer to customers’ databases, and built three guided management experiences that significantly increase user productivity.

Collectively, these enhancements will enable Heroku Connect to continue to meet the ever increasing demands of enterprise customers.

Enterprise Scale Data Integration

We’ve been fortunate to see rapid adoption of Connect amongst our largest enterprise customers. Not surprisingly, these customers tend to have large amounts of data, complex data models, and very high expectations when it comes to performance.

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Now GA: Read and Write Postgres Data from Salesforce with Heroku External Objects

Today we are announcing a significant enhancement to Heroku External Objects: write support. Salesforce users can now create, read, update, and delete records that physically reside in any Heroku Postgres database from within their Salesforce deployment.

Increasingly, developers need to build applications with the sophistication and user experience of the consumer Internet, coupled with the seamless customer experience that comes from integration with Salesforce. Heroku External Objects enable a compelling set of integrations scenarios between Heroku and Salesforce deployments, allowing Postgres to be updated based on business processes or customer records in Salesforce.

With Heroku External Objects, data persisted in Heroku Postgres is presented as an external object in Salesforce. External objects are similar to custom objects, except that they map to data located outside your Salesforce org, and are made available by reference at run time.

Integration with Salesforce Connect

Heroku External Objects is built to seamlessly integrate

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