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Play by Play: Migrating Large Data Volumes (LDV) into a Live Salesforce Org

by Don Robins and Kid Jansen

In this course, you’ll learn about various aspects of complex large data volume migrations into Salesforce.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Migrating Large Data Volumes (LDV) into a Live Salesforce Org, Kid Jansen and Don Robins discuss techniques for migrating Large Data Volumes into a live Salesforce org, many of the challenges likely to be faced, and how to overcome them. Along the way we’ll look at the system landscape and the data models of both the source and target systems, and take into account some Salesforce architectural best practices such as data model denormalization. From there we’ll take a deep dive into topics such as leveraging an integration approach for the migration; mapping, transforming and preparing the data for Salesforce; API and performance considerations, error handling, validation and testing. Finally, we’ll look at the possibility that portions of the target Salesforce implementation may require some refactoring to better handle high volume data after the migration, especially with regard to both declarative and programmatic automation.

Table of contents

Course Overview
3mins
Summary and Recap
6mins

About the authors

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

Kid Jansen is an architect, consultant and speaker, helping organizations with implementing and customizing Salesforce, focusing on optimization and implementation of (field) service processes for tech organizations. He holds multiple Salesforce certifications including system architect, application architect and various consultant certifications. Kid has been a speaker on multiple occasions, mostly organized through the community, and is the founder of the CTA Study Group Benelux. He started wi... more

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