Many infrastructure companies have recently adopted a drip-feed pricing model – consider renting servers from Amazon EC2 or monitoring our servers with New Relic RPM. The cloud database industry is still in its infant stages but today Salesforce.com has kicked things up a notch in offering all of its enterprise-scale database technology in a new cloud database service, Database.com.
Last week, engineers at Salesforce gave me a briefing and ran through the system. I was impressed. With its public API and networked nature, Database.com is truly Ruby friendly and the ActiveSalesForce adapter for ActiveRecord can get things running quickly if you’re an ActiveRecord user. Read More