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Learning Salesforce Einstein

By : Mohit Shrivatsava
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Learning Salesforce Einstein

By: Mohit Shrivatsava

Overview of this book

Dreamforce 16 brought forth the latest addition to the Salesforce platform: an AI tool named Einstein. Einstein promises to provide users of all Salesforce applications with a powerful platform to help them gain deep insights into the data they work on. This book will introduce you to Einstein and help you integrate it into your respective business applications based on the Salesforce platform. We start off with an introduction to AI, then move on to look at how AI can make your CRM and apps smarter. Next, we discuss various out-of-the-box components added to sales, service, marketing, and community clouds from Salesforce to add Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Further on, we teach you how to use Heroku, PredictionIO, and the Force platform, along with Einstein, to build smarter apps. The core chapters focus on developer content and introduce PredictionIO and Salesforce Einstein Vision Services. We explore Einstein Predictive Vision Services, along with analytics cloud, the Einstein Data Discovery product, and IOT core concepts. Throughout the book, we also focus on how Einstein can be integrated into CRM and various clouds such as sales, services, marketing, and communities. By the end of the book, you will be able to embrace and leverage the power of Einstein, incorporating its functions to gain more knowledge. Salesforce developers will be introduced to the world of AI, while data scientists will gain insights into Salesforce’s various cloud offerings and how they can use Einstein’s capabilities and enhance applications.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Apache Kafka on Heroku

Apache Kafka is an open source message streaming platform that allows you to publish, subscribe, stream, and process millions of data in real time. Since IoT Event Data is in millions, the Apache Kafka platform can be used to process and transform streaming data. It is also a distributed system and is designed to be fault tolerant. Salesforce IoT Cloud (Thunder) is built using Apache Kafka.

Kafka API

The streams of data are divided into topics in Kafka. It is run as a cluster on one or more servers, and has four core APIs, as shown in the following table:

API Functionality
Producer API This allows other applications to publish record streams to Kafka topics.
Consumer API This allows applications...