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Salesforce Data Architecture and Management

By : Ahsan Zafar
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Salesforce Data Architecture and Management

By: Ahsan Zafar

Overview of this book

As Salesforce orgs mature over time, data management and integrations are becoming more challenging than ever. Salesforce Data Architecture and Management follows a hands-on approach to managing data and tracking the performance of your Salesforce org. You’ll start by understanding the role and skills required to become a successful data architect. The book focuses on data modeling concepts, how to apply them in Salesforce, and how they relate to objects and fields in Salesforce. You’ll learn the intricacies of managing data in Salesforce, starting from understanding why Salesforce has chosen to optimize for read rather than write operations. After developing a solid foundation, you’ll explore examples and best practices for managing your data. You’ll understand how to manage your master data and discover what the Golden Record is and why it is important for organizations. Next, you'll learn how to align your MDM and CRM strategy with a discussion on Salesforce’s Customer 360 and its key components. You’ll also cover data governance, its multiple facets, and how GDPR compliance can be achieved with Salesforce. Finally, you'll discover Large Data Volumes (LDVs) and best practices for migrating data using APIs. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with data management, data backup, storage, and archiving in Salesforce.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Data Architecture and Data Management Essentials
Section 2: Salesforce Data Governance and Master Data Management
Section 3: Large Data Volumes (LDVs) and Data Migrations

Performance tools

There is a multitude of tools that are available to monitor and diagnose performance-related issues. The discussion in this section is not meant to be exhaustive, detailing each tool that is available and its capabilities, but rather providing pointers so you can understand and put them to use when you run into performance-related issues.

It must be mentioned that for business-critical applications, performance must be placed at the forefront right from the outset. It’s not a good practice to design an application and leave performance considerations to the end, or worse yet, until the app goes into production and users start to report problems. This is the reason that performance tests should be performed to gauge the application’s ability to scale up to the higher threshold of the range of the number of expected users. We will discuss performance testing and how to conduct it for Salesforce in more detail in the Conducting performance testing in...