2 Data-Driven Dreamforce Sessions You Can’t Afford to Miss

2 Data-Driven Dreamforce Sessions You Can’t Afford to Miss

September 26, 2016 0 Comments

We are proud to be speaking and hosting two sessions at Dreamforce about utilizing external objects in Big Data and Salesforce platforms.

Our team is proud and excited to attend Dreamforce 2016! This year there are over 2000 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the cloud ecosystem. Dreamforce brings together thousands of peers, thought leaders and industry pioneers for an action packed week of inspiration, networking and giving back to the community.

What We Are Talking About

Sumit Sarkar Dreamforce Session

External Objects for External Big Data Platforms

Time and Location

Tuesday, October 4, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Moscone West, Mobile Theater

This session will teach you how to transform Salesforce into the system of engagement for Big Data. We will discuss best practices and lessons learned in accessing external data sets in Hadoop or Spark using Salesforce Connect. This enables you to leave your Big Data behind the firewall and still provide users on-demand access to big data insights using external objects via Salesforce Connect.

Idaliz Baez Dreamforce Session

Configure External Oracle Objects in Salesforce

Time and Location

Wednesday, October 5, 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Moscone West, Innovation Theater

Access back office Oracle data using external objects with clicks not code. With the release of Salesforce Connect, this integration can now be configured end-to-end by Salesforce developers or admins. Leverage Oracle data from the platform for use cases such as read/write external objects,search, related lists, lookups or native reports across data warehouses, EBS, Siebel and JD Edwards. In this session we will cover what is Salesforce Connect, how to produce OData from Oracle for external data sources and demos across popular use cases with external objects and resources.

Get the Most Out of Your Salesforce Data

OData Integration with Salesforce

Cut your integration time and release new data-driven capabilities faster. DataDirect Cloud gives you real-time access to your Salesforce back office data via OData. Why would you want to leverage OData? Here’s a simple explanation:

OData is a REST protocol that enables you to master one API and consume multiple data sources. It has been called "SQL for the web" and gives you the capability for real-time access to data without it physically leaving your data source. It is the underlying, key feature for Salesforce Connect.


OData is powerful for your Salesforce integration strategy, and DataDirect Cloud is the leader in real time data connectivity and integration with the Salesforce platform. DataDirect Cloud generates OData and is the easiest way to leverage Salesforce Connect.

Access Salesforce Data Using Standard Connectors with Your Favorite External Tools

Want an easier way to query Salesforce data for BI/analytics and give reports a true 360° view? Progress DataDirect ODBC/JDBC connectors give you direct, real-time SQL access to Salesforce data.

  • You can query Salesforce objects just like any relational database
  • Read/write SQL connector for BI/analytics
  • No staging or duplication of data
  • No need to learn SOQL or Salesforce APIs

DataDirect Connectors and Salesforce

Optimize Salesforce Speed and Performance

DataDirect Cloud and our Salesforce Connectors bring you the robust connection to your data that you can’t live without. Here’s the basic architecture of how we achieve this along with more detailed information on OData integration and direct SQL access.

Salesforce Connector Architecture

Progress DataDirect and the Salesforce Platform

We’ll See You There

We are excited to see you at the conference! If you would like to learn more about any of our solutions or our upcoming sessions at Dreamforce please comment or contact us! We look forward to meeting you.

We will be located at Booth 7 in the Developer Forest.

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Suzanne Rose

Suzanne Rose

Suzanne is passionate about promoting the Progress Data Connectivity and Integration business and corporate initiatives through social media and other marketing channels using extraordinary and compelling content and effective metrics. She is also team lead for DCI content developers, new hires and interns.

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