SOURCE: Xeround


March 15, 2011 06:00 ET

Xeround Adds Heroku Integration to Its Cloud Database

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Xeround (, the Cloud Database company, today announced the availability of their database service for MySQL-based applications as an Add-on for the Heroku cloud platform -- the most popular PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Ruby developers.

Xeround's Heroku add-on provides simple one-click integration between Heroku applications and Xeround's Database-as-a-Service.

From users' perspectives, all they need to do is add the add-on to their application from within the Heroku environment. This automatically creates a MySQL-compatible cloud database that easily connects to their application. Xeround's cloud database enables Heroku users to take advantage of a highly available and elastic database that can grow in size and throughput as required by the application.

"Xeround is already running on Amazon EC2, and we're very pleased to announce that our service is now available also to Heroku users as a simple add-on," said Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround. "This is just the first of many steps we're taking to expand Xeround's database for the cloud, enriching our feature set and enabling easy integration with popular platforms in the cloud ecosystem."

"We're excited to have the Xeround Cloud Database available as a Heroku add-on," said Morten Bagai, Senior Director of Product Management at Heroku. "The cloud, and the Heroku Platform in particular, promises simplicity -- both in the development stages and in production. A simple cloud database is therefore great fit for Heroku developers looking for an easy way to ensure a stable and cost-effective database in the cloud."

Xeround's database is currently the only horizontally scalable and highly available SQL database available for Heroku users. To try Xeround's add-on for Heroku -- currently in private beta -- Heroku users should sign up for the Heroku beta program by sending an email to

About Xeround

Xeround enables a truly scalable cloud computing infrastructure by providing elastic and highly available database software for public and private clouds. Xeround's cloud database for MySQL-based applications allows service providers, ISVs and customers to easily run their applications in the cloud and automatically scale up or down, all while ensuring availability in the event of failure or schema changes. The product is well-geared to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers, and is available either as a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) or as a virtual appliance. The company is based in Bellevue, Wash. with research and development in Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership. For more information visit and follow Xeround on Twitter:

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