Salesforce.com and Google Expand Global Strategic Alliance with Force.com for Google App Engine
NEW YORK, salesforce.com Cloudforce, December 8, 2008
New Force.com for Google App Engine accelerates developer productivity by connecting two of the
most popular cloud computing platforms
Developers can now use Force.com services in their Google App Engine applications
Salesforce.com, [NYSE: CRM] the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced an expansion of
its global strategic alliance with Google with the availability of Force.com for Google App
Engine™. Force.com for Google App Engine is a new set of tools and services to enable developer
success with application development in the cloud. The new offering brings together Force.com and
Google App Engine, connecting two of the industry's leading cloud computing platforms and enabling
the creation of entirely new Web and business applications. Force.com for Google App Engine builds
on the relationship between salesforce.com and Google, spanning philanthropy, business
applications, social networks and cloud computing.
"We have an open vision for cloud computing," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO,
salesforce.com. "Developers now can take advantage of the easy to use and rapidly scalable cloud
computing infrastructures from Google and salesforce.com to build and deliver powerful business
"At Google, as at salesforce.com, we are committed to enabling developer success with cloud
computing," said Tom Stocky, director of product management at Google. "Bringing together Google
App Engine and Force.com will foster the creation of new Web applications and further demonstrate
the power of the Web as a platform."
Force.com for Google App Engine - Connecting the Clouds
Force.com for Google App Engine provides a new set of tools and services that will foster the
creation of new kinds of Web and business applications built and delivered entirely in the cloud.
Instead of managing and maintaining their own client/server infrastructure, developers can use
cloud computing infrastructure from Google and salesforce.com to build, run and deliver new
applications on the Web. Web applications developed on App Engine are easy to build, easy to
maintain, and easy to scale as traffic and data storage needs grow. App Engine offers a rich
developer community and libraries to power consumer-oriented interactive web applications.
Similarly, Force.com provides developers a complete environment to quickly build business
applications that run on salesforce.com's trusted global infrastructure. Now, consumer-oriented Web
applications built on App Engine can leverage enterprise data stored in Force.com.
For end users of these applications, the integration of Force.com and Google App Engine means
that applications can be powered by both systems while providing a seamless user experience and the
trust and reliability of two of the world's leading cloud computing platforms.
Using Force.com for Google App Engine, developers can build applications that span both
salesforce.com and Google's cloud computing platforms, and take advantage of the sum of their
features as desired. Force.com for Google App Engine provides:
- A means to leverage Python in a scalable cloud environment and interact directly
with database, workflow and logic capabilities in Force.com.
"In times like these, companies are asking for ways they can take advantage of the low-cost
and low-risk benefits of cloud computing for their enterprise application development projects,"
said Narinder Singh, CMO, Appirio, a leading salesforce.com and Google Enterprise partner.
"Force.com for Google App Engine brings together the leaders in cloud computing to help address
those needs and allows corporate IT to easily scale up or down to meet changing business
Building on Success
The companies have been working together to advance philanthropic causes as well as the
benefits of cloud computing for developers and customers. Beginning in 2003 with joint work around
the creation of Google.org, the alliance has been extended to work together on mashups, Salesforce
for Google AdWords™, Group Edition featuring Google AdWords, OpenSocial, Salesforce for Google
Apps™, Force.com for Google Data APIs and now Force.com for Google App Engine.
More than 5,000 salesforce.com customers are using Google Apps today, and more than 10,000
are using Salesforce for Google AdWords. And, 5 of the top 10 most popular applications on the
Force.com AppExchange marketplace come from Google-related partners, demonstrating the growing
developer opportunity and customer demand for third-party applications that leverage multiple cloud
Force.com for Google App Engine - Harnessing the Power of Cloud
Computing for Developers
Force.com for Google App Engine will help developers create new Web and business applications
that leverage the capabilities of App Engine, at the same time allowing access to Force.com data
and APIs from directly within App Engine projects and applications. Force.com for App Engine
- Getting started guide
- Python library documentation
- Examples showing Python code accessing Force.com
- Testing harness for the provided library
- Wiki FAQ page on developer.force.com with best practices, latest tips and
Force.com for Google App Engine is freely available at http://developer.force.com/codeshare
and at http://code.google.com.
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