You can access Database.com from any language, any platform, and any device through standards-based APIs. More than half of all of the traffic on Salesforce.com’s platform and over 20 billion records are processed through the Database.com APIs every day, making them the most trusted and successful enterprise APIs in the market.
Database.com provides a suite of APIs designed for different purposes. Social APIs enable end-user collaboration, Data APIs integrate your data to other tiers of your architecture, and Metadata APIs are used manage the lifecycle of your applications.
Successful integration requires a broad and flexible set of tools. Database.com APIs give you a choice of protocols (SOAP, REST), data formats (XML, JSON), granularity (CRUD, custom), and patterns (inbound, outbound, pub/sub, synchronous, asynchronous) to ensure that you have the right tools for any job. Read more
Language toolkits are also available to further simplify development by providing a native binding to the APIs from within Java, Ruby, PHP, Flex, iOS and Android. Read more