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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

Who this book is for

This book is for both aspiring and experienced architects, Salesforce admins, and developers who want to learn more about the core architecture of the Salesforce platform in the context of data management and architecture. Whether you are just starting off in the Salesforce ecosystem as an admin or a developer, or whether you are an experienced architect with several years of experience under your belt, this book has something for everyone to benefit from.

To get the most out of the book, you will have had experience with data migration and integrations in large, complex technology landscapes consisting of disparate systems. You will also have had to deal with data with privacy regulations and topics such as master data management to further manage data in your technology landscape. Salesforce professionals that have large orgs with millions of records who are concerned about performance will also benefit from the book as scalability and performance have been at the forefront when writing.

Although the book covers a multitude of topics that overlap different Salesforce certification exams, Salesforce professionals specifically preparing for the Data Architecture and Management Designer exam or the Salesforce CTA review board will find the book helpful as supporting material for these exam preparation.