Everything You Need to know about Data Tiering in Salesforce

Perhaps, you’re going to take a long walk to something new. Perhaps, you might have randomly heard of (at least the term) or learned in depth about this. No more long intro, I’m talking about ‘Data Tiering’ as you saw in the headline. 

Have you heard of this term before? If you answered ‘Yes,’ recount, what was your understanding of this strategy? Did it sound like a hill of beans or something important to you? For us, data tiering is a game changer. 

Years ago, we leveraged the potential of this modern strategy within the Salesforce platform and built our business around it. 

Are you curious to know more about our story? To start with, let’s introduce you to Data Tiering (in case you forgot about or are not aware of the strategy).

Data Tiering – The Intelligent Approach Toward Data Storage Management in Salesforce 

In simpler terms, data tiering is a process that enables you to rest assured that the appropriate data resides on the appropriate storage technology. Initially, the term ‘data tiering’ was coined to express the movement of data around different tiers or classes of storage within a storage system. Now, the term has evolved to indicate tiering or archiving data from one storage system to other clouds or storage devices.

When it comes to Salesforce, it is the process whereby your historical data is migrated from primary storage space to another storage location where your data makes more sense. 

The Role of Data Tiering in Business Success for Salesforce Users

Did the above explanation sound simple and clear? If yes, let’s move ahead. 

Can you think about a business process that doesn’t have data involved? No! Because data is the new oil. So it is important to procure an advanced data management strategy. As per the experts, data tiering can be the first step toward it. If you’ve been a user of the world’s no.1 CRM, you don’t need to look further for a platform to streamline this process.     

What are the benefits of embracing this strategy in Salesforce?

  • The immediate optimization of the storage space
  • The better performance of the Salesforce application
  • A hassle-free way to manage the ever-evolving data
  • Strong data security at your preferred storage space
  • Adherence to the compliance and regulatory policies
  • Reduced cost
  • Increased ROI

And a lot more benefits that you will eventually learn. 

Now that you have understood the benefits of data tiering in Salesforce, you need to explore the different, smart options to process this strategy. 

On Salesforce Platform 

  1. Salesforce Big Objects

Off Salesforce Platform 

  1. External Cloud Storage Systems
  2. On-Premises Platforms 

Let’s look into each;

Pattern 1: On Salesforce Platform 

As the business grows within Salesforce, it’s obvious that you will generate a heap of data. However, you may want to retain your old data for many reasons. But buying additional data storage space from Salesforce is not an option as the price is exorbitant. Here is where the significance of Big Objects comes into the picture. 

Big Objects is Salesforce’s big data storage space which allows you to store and manage a massive volume of data which are not frequently used. The only condition to use Big Objects is your historical data must be within your Salesforce app and has not been exposed to external systems. 

DataArchiva Native Archiving Powered by Salesforce Big Objects 

DataArchiva’s Native Archiving is the first and only application ever built with the ability to leverage Big Objects for data archiving in Salesforce. With this enterprise data archiving application, you can securely store your legacy compliance data within the Big Objects and comply with your policies as the data never leaves the Salesforce platform. 

Whether it’s Standard Objects or Custom Objects, you can easily put them into play for the archival process. By periodically archiving historical data into Big Objects, our application allows you to significantly bring down your enterprise’s data storage costs by nearly 85%-90%. 

Pattern 2: Off Salesforce Platform 

Different from the above scenario, what if you wanted to leverage an external storage system for data archiving? Or you wanted to store your old data outside of the Salesforce system (could be any third-party cloud or on-premises platform) for any reason? Archiving data off Salesforce platforms can help you accomplish this requirement. 

DataArchiva External Archiving Leveraging Cloud Platforms and On-Premises Systems

With DataArchiva’s external archiving app, we took an advanced step toward Salesforce data management. Using our next-gen application, we help you archive your Salesforce data that has not been touched recently into your preferred external databases such as Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, and Redshift by leveraging your external clouds (AWS, Azure, Heroku, GCP) as well as on-premises platforms. 

This data tiering strategy ensures the easy accessibility of your data and freedom from the limitation of Salesforce data storage.

How Data Tiering was a Game-Changer for Us?

Because we’ve explored the widest possibilities of this modern data archiving strategy and helped many Salesforce users who were in need. We’ve created a tremendous wave in the Salesforce ecosystem with our unique applications and have shown the potential of data tiering in Salesforce. Are you interested to discover more capabilities of DataArchiva’s two applications? Connect with us today! Let’s see how we can grow your business with our Salesforce data tiering strategies.

DataArchiva offers three powerful applications through AppExchange including Native Data Archiving powered by BigObjects, External Data Archiving using 3rd-party Cloud/On-prem Platforms, and Data & Metadata Backup & Recovery for Salesforce. For more info, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
CEPTES has been a pure-play Salesforce platform-focused company since 2010. We are product magicians as well as Salesforce consulting whizzes with 1000+ customers across the world. DataArchiva is CEPTES’s flagship application listed on AppExchange