Salesforce Cloud Services
Are You Getting All the Value You Can from Salesforce Cloud Services?
Salesforce has emerged as the leading cloud service for customer relationship management (CRM) and sales support. Businesses large and small use Salesforce cloud services because they offer near-term convenience and cost savings as well as long-term agility and scalability.
Progress DataDirect provides end user organizations with a way to get even more value from Salesforce cloud services, by better integrating data from the Salesforce database cloud into your existing information architecture.
DataDirect Connect XE: Standards-Based Connectivity to Salesforce Cloud Services
Progress DataDirect, the long-time leader in standards-based data connectivity solutions, now offers DataDirect Connect XE drivers for ODBC, JDBC, or ADO.NET SQL access to Salesforce cloud services. By using DataDirect drivers for cloud connectivity rather than having your enterprise applications directly use the proprietary Salesforce data access API, your organization gains two substantial advantages.
First, by subjecting your cloud-based Salesforce data to standards-compliant SQL connectivity, you make that data accessible and usable by more systems, applications, and users across your enterprise. Second, by using DataDirect drivers for both Salesforce cloud services and your on-premise relational database systems, enterprise applications can simultaneously interface with cloud Salesforce data and on-premise relational data without need for database-specific customizations.
Optimized Salesforce Cloud Services Performance
Benchmarking tests have consistently shown DataDirect drivers to be the best performing drivers available. DataDirect drivers deliver better SQL response times and throughput than competing drivers, while using system resources more sparingly. In DataDirect Connect XE drivers for Salesforce cloud services, performance is further enhanced by features such as application-driven caching and optimized SQL-to-SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language) conversion.
With a DataDirect ADO.NET, JDBC, or ODBC connection providing high-performance SQL access to any Salesforce instance, organizations are spared the need to build and maintain on-premise mirrors of their Salesforce cloud data.
Enterprise Features Built Into Salesforce Cloud Services Connectivity
DataDirect Connect XE drivers come with built-in enterprise functionality like connection pooling, connection failover, and load balancing, as well as SSL encryption to help safeguard cloud data security as data transits the internet. With such functionality built into the DataDirect middleware, application development is made easier and faster. Further, the easy portability of applications developed against industry-standard ODBC, JDBC, or ADO.NET minimizes the need for additional development and testing over the longer term.