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Heroku Cloud API

The Heroku cloud application platform has a new API. Heroku is a cloud-based execution environment for applications written in Ruby, Java, Python, Clojure, Scala, Node.js, and other custom language implementations. According to Heroku, the new tool, "…derives from the same command-and-control API we use internally, giving entrepreneurs and innovators unprecedented power to integrate and extend the platform."

The new API supports integration of applications running on the Heroku platform with external tools, such as a mobile app that lets you control Heroku from a smartphone or tablet. Heroku is a commercial cloud services. For pricing and developer information see the website

SkySQL Merges with Makers of MariaDB

SkySQL has merged with Monty Program Ab, makers of the popular MariaDB open source database. According to the announcement, the newly formed company's aim is "to develop MariaDB into a truly interoperable, NewSQL open source database."

Patrik Sallner, who will lead the merged company as CEO, said, "By bringing on board the talented MariaDB developer team, SkySQL proposes a comprehensive partnership to leading open source database users. We are committed to develop MariaDB into the most versatile open source database. We look forward to working with the MariaDB Foundation as they engage with developers and users of MariaDB as well as with their important mission of ensuring the independence of the MariaDB project itself."

Along with various partners and community members, SkySQL plans to invest in the development of the MariaDB server; develop solutions to let MySQL and MariaDB users effectively manage their data in the enterprise and in the cloud; and enhance services to both MySQL and MariaDB users.

SkySQL also announced that it has joined the MariaDB Foundation – the recently formed organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advancing MariaDB. For more information, visit: or

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