Oracle Database Gateway for Salesforce enables real-time access to data that runs your business

Oracle Database Gateway for Salesforce enables real-time access to data that runs your business

July 05, 2011 0 Comments

Our new ConnectXE for ODBC Salesforce driver is the new standard for accessing data in a cloud in real time.

Gartner is talking about it.

Salesforce is talking about it.

And even Oracle discovered that real-time integration was a challenge before the ConnectXE for ODBC Salesforce driver release.

So without further adieu, welcome to the new Oracle Database Gateway for Salesforce using DG4ODBC.  Getting Oracle and Salesforce to talk reminds me of the 101N from San Jose to San Francisco: you see Salesforce Offices on your left and Oracle Corporate on your right.  And the new ConnectXE for ODBC Salesforce driver is the "mutual friend" that gets these Silicon Valley neighbors talking to each other within your organization.

The preliminary steps are:

1. Assume Database Gateway for ODBC is installed (article is for Linux).

2. Download and test-connect the ConnectXE for ODBC Salesforce driver on Linux

3. Configure Database Gateway for ODBC with Salesforce using our white paper.

In the odbc.ini configuration file, configure the data source with ConfigOptions=MapSystemColumnNames, LogonDomain and SecurityToken connection properties.

[Salesforce] Driver=/opt/Progress/DataDirect/Connect64_for_ODBC_70/lib/ddsfrc26.so Description=DataDirect 7.0 Salesforce ConfigOptions=MapSystemColumnNames=0;AuditColumns=All HostName=login.salesforce.com LogonDomain=progress.com SecurityToken=G3ZVt6p2x3kpGc8mLliw8tZT 4. Create the database link as follows: SQL> create database link sfdc connect to "sumit.sarkar" identified by "xxxxxx" using 'dg4odbc';

(Note: Username does not include domain and password does not include security token. Both of these are specified in LogonDomain and SecurityToken in the data source from previous step)

Oracle Database Gateway for Salesforce

Once you test-connect, you will see that Salesforce looks like any other ODBC data source for your Gateway.  Download the Salesforce to Oracle Gateway today, and show your colleagues that you personally figured out how to get high performance real time access to the Salesforce data that run your business; and integrated it into your Oracle shop.

This is cutting edge data access technology that will get a lot of attention, and you deserve all the credit!

Sumit Sakar

Sumit Sarkar

Technology researcher, thought leader and speaker working to enable enterprises to rapidly adopt new technologies that are adaptive, connected and cognitive. Sumit has been working in the data access infrastructure field for over 10 years servicing web/mobile developers, data engineers and data scientists. His primary areas of focus include cross platform app development, serverless architectures, and hybrid enterprise data management that supports open standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, GraphQL, OData/REST. He has presented dozens of technology sessions at conferences such as Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop World, API World, Microstrategy World, MongoDB World, etc.

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