Heroku and New Relic Partner to Provide Ruby Developers with Performance Management for the Cloud

Integration of New Relic RPM with Heroku platform makes free application management available to all 35,000 Heroku applications

San Francisco, California — October 29, 2009 — New Relic, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions, and Heroku, the industry’s leading Ruby cloud platform as a service provider, today announced that Heroku has integrated New Relic RPM directly into its provisionless Ruby platform-as-a-service. Now, customers with applications running on Heroku can take advantage of the combined benefits of Heroku’s ease of deployment and operation and free, one-click access to the monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning capabilities of RPM Bronze. Working together, these solutions create the most stable, enterprise-level Rails application deployment available.

"We recently worked with The Best Camera to launch a high-volume application on Heroku’s platform with New Relic monitoring enabled," said Ben Sharpe, Senior Architect at Ubermind, a leading developer of custom desktop, web, and mobile applications. "The valuable performance data provided by New Relic and amazing workflow from Heroku allowed us to optimize our code for performance with multiple live deploys on day one as we scaled to over 5,000 users. The integration of Heroku and New Relic is a killer platform for us and has made managing our application easier than we could have hoped."

"Integrating New Relic’s application management technology directly into Heroku’s core platform gives our customers even greater visibility into their applications and helps them to achieve optimal performance," said Oren Teich, Heroku’s vice president of product management. "With RPM built in to Heroku, developers can now instantly add, collaborate and share performance management tasks, building on the elegance and simplicity of Heroku for the Cloud."

Heroku is a fully-managed Ruby platform that that allows instant, provisionless deployment. Providing a clean, stable environment that actively curates each layer, Heroku eliminates concerns about server configuration and scalability. New Relic RPM is a web application performance management solution that provides on-demand capabilities for monitoring and optimizing application performance. Offered as Software-as-a-Service, RPM is uniquely suited to managing the performance of applications in dynamic cloud environments by automatically recognizing new application instances as they are created, and requiring no additional configuration. Combining the two technologies provides application developers with the easiest way to deploy and manage Rails applications.

"We are excited about our partnership with Heroku and the very tight integration of RPM that they have provided within their Cloud platform," said Bill Lapcevic, New Relic vice president of business development. "Adding performance management in a seamless way lets Heroku’s customers more quickly realize the cost-saving benefits of public and private cloud computing environments. It is important that cloud vendors such as New Relic and Heroku provide the tools and expertise needed to ensure their customers’ success."

Available now, Heroku customers simply select New Relic RPM from Heroku’s add-ons catalog at Once selected, customers can immediately begin monitoring their applications. New Relic RPM Bronze is available for free to all Heroku users. Future integrations will enable customers to upgrade to RPM Silver or Gold at preferred prices. Customers wishing to upgrade now may contact New Relic sales.

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Heroku is a leading provider of cloud computing, offering a Ruby platform as a service focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. The San Francisco, CA-based company is a passionate and active supporter of Ruby technologies and cloud architecture. Tens of thousands of developers worldwide have deployed over 37,000 applications to Heroku. For more information, please visit and or follow Heroku on Twitter at

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