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October 21, 2009

Data Integration: How to Back Up SalesForce.com Data

Filed under: Data Integration, ETL — Olga Belokurskaya @ 7:35 am

Customer data being one of the main assets for organizations is needed to be backed up regularly. Backups prevent important data loss in case something happens.

To have your customer data backed up to a secure remote location, you may want to explore Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), which lets you easily store and retrieve virtually any amount of files anytime, anywhere. Amazon S3 deploys the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, and inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its own global network of websites. Apatar’s Amazon S3 connector brings the power of Amazon S3 to Salesforce.com users who may want to store or back up Salesforce.com customer data and documents.

For instance, if a company’s executive wants to have his or her company’s most significant customer information backed up every day (e.g., extracted into flat files, and saved to Amazon S3), the Apatar tool allows for this data to be backed up and then uploaded to Web storage at a specified time. All you need to do is configure the Amazon S3 connector and enter the frequency and the moments of SalesForce.com data backups in Apatar’s Scheduling module. The ETL engine will do the rest automatically.

To find out more about integrating Salesforce.com with 3-rd party applications, have a look at our white paper on “Five Steps to Integrate SalesForce.com with 3rd-Party Systems and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes.

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