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Load external data using our open source wave connector for external data that works with any OData endpoint. Grab it today on GitHub.
Salesforce Wave has a number of approaches to build an analytical dataset, and a common one includes the following steps:
Step #2 is often the most difficult as it requires integration with data located off the Salesforce platform. Many organizations turn to Progress for accessing external objects via OData from Salesforce for integration, external object reports or wave trending. To further leverage these OData endpoints, my developer relations team decided to make things easier for Wave Analytics by building an open source wave connector that can access those same OData endpoints, even without external objects. It was developed by Saikrishna Teja Bobba. Progress is a member of the OData technical committee and we support adoption of data access standards such as OData.
There are many OData endpoints in the ecosystem you can leverage today without any additional services. If you’re looking for an OData endpoint for your on-premises ERP systems, data warehouses or Hadoop platforms, Progress has lightweight OData connectivity services for popular databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Postgres, Amazon Redshift, Hadoop Hive, and more. You can deploy an OData service in minutes with a free trial if you’re interested.
Learn more and grab a trial of Progress DataDirect OData services to connect the Salesforce Platform to external data for use with External Objects, Salesforce Reports and Wave DataSets through an industry standard REST API. And don't forget to check out the open source wave connector on GitHub.
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Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.
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