Orion Henry on Heroku, Doozer and Paxos
Orion Henry, the principal architect and founder at Heroku, explains what make Heroku’s PaaS tick, in particular the new extensible Cedar stack as well as Doozer, the implementation of the Paxos algorithm created at Heroku.
He explains that he considers that Heroku is a PaaS- platform as a service. They are trying to provide a product that is different from hosting but is more. They want provide users with a powerful, integrated cloud platform that basically takes care of automatically of all the basic maintenance and futz you deal with any kind of hosting environment.