On December 15 Sumit and Ralf took us through a presentation on Salesforce Connect and the new External Objects Reporting features. Starting in Winter ’17, you can build native reports with on-demand access to external data sources such as Oracle, SQL Server, Greenplum, Amazon Redshift, IBM DB2 or Hadoop Big Data Platforms. External objects are powered by Salesforce Connect and provide clicks-not-code data access for admins, devs and general users.
This webinar mentions the product DataDirect Cloud. The DataDirect Cloud capabilities discussed in this webinar are now available in DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline.
Sumit Sarkar, Chief Data Evangelist - Progress DataDirect
Ralf Schundelmeier, Director of Product Management - Salesforce.com
Experts from Progress® DataDirect® covered:
- An intro to external objects and their new capabilities for reporting and Wave trending
- Steps to setup Salesforce reports with external data sources
- Steps to produce OData from warehouses, marts, lakes and other reporting systems (using DataDirect Cloud, the precursor to Hybrid Data Pipeline)
- Report considerations and limitations with Salesforce Connect