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Most people mistakenly think that Database.com and Heroku are on the same infrastructure, but they are not. Heroku is on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) infrastructure and Database.com is in Salesforce’s data center. If you currently use Salesforce for CRM, Service Cloud for customer service, or Force.com for creating custom apps, you are already using Database.com to store that data. Database.com is also offered as a standalone product that is an enterprise cloud-based data as a service (DaaS), ideal for mobile and social apps. This chapter will outline how to use Database.com’s APIs, how to create and manage Database.com databases, and how to get data into Database.com.