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Tuesday
May242011

PaaS

Analyst firm Forrester Research ranked Saleforce.com as the number one platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider in a recent report.  This is exciting news for those of us working with the Force.com development environment.  (FYI, Microsoft came in second place.)

Interestingly, Forrester’s report highlighted as a concern Salesforce’s recent acquisition of Heroku, the web development platform based on Ruby on Rails.  When the acquisition was announced, many folks questioned the value of adding Heroku to the Salesforce family.  I for one have not used Heroku, but it seems like it’s in line with the Salesforce.com strategy of becoming more a PaaS company rather than an SaaS company.  Not sure why Forrester would be concerned in this sense.  Perhaps it’s an issue of not being focused enough.  Thoughts?

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