Enterprise customers often have legacy and/or external systems that are still being used or that they wish to phase out in the future. As such, they may have requirements to replicate aspects of the data stored in the Salesforce platform to another. Likewise, in order to move unwanted data off the platform and manage their data storage costs, there is a need to archive data.
The following lists some platform and API facilities that can help you and/or your customers build solutions to replicate or archive data. There are, of course, a number of AppExchange solutions listed that provide applications that use these APIs already:
Replication API: This API exists in both the web service SOAP and Apex form. It allows you to develop a scheduled process to query the platform for any new, updated, or deleted records between a given time period for a specific object. The
getDeletedAPI methods return only the IDs of the records, requiring you...