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ETL in the Cloud with Informatica: Part 4 – Sending Salesforce.com Data to Local Database

March 27, 2012

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The Informatica Cloud is an integration-as-a-service platform for designing and executing Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) tasks. This is the fourth and final post in a blog series that looked a few realistic usage scenarios for this platform. In this post, I’ll show you how you can send real-time data changes from Salesforce.com to a local SQL Server […]

ETL in the Cloud with Informatica: Part 3 – Sending Dynamics CRM Online Data to Local Database

March 27, 2012

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I’ve taken a look at doing Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) operations using the Informatica Cloud. This platform looks like a great choice for bulk movement of data between cloud or on-premises systems. So far we’ve seen how to move data from on-premises to the cloud, and then between […]

ETL in the Cloud with Informatica: Part 2 – Sending Salesforce.com Data to Dynamics CRM Online

March 26, 2012

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In my last post, we saw how the Informatica Cloud lets you create bulk data load (i.e. ETL) tasks using a web-based designer and uses a lightweight local machine agent to facilitate the data exchange. In this post, I’ll show you how to transfer data from Salesforce.com to Dynamics CRM Online using the Informatica Cloud. […]

ETL in the Cloud with Informatica: Part 1 – Sending File Data to Dynamics CRM Online

March 26, 2012

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The more software systems that we deploy to cloud environments, the greater the need will be to have an efficient integration strategy. Integration through messaging is possible through something like an on-premises integration server, or via a variety of cloud tools such as queues hosted in AWS or something like the Windows Azure Service Bus […]

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online: By the Numbers

March 21, 2012

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I’ve enjoyed attending Microsoft’s 2012 Convergence Conference, and one action item for me is to take another look at Dynamics CRM Online. Now, one reason that I spend more time playing with Salesforce.com instead of Dynamics CRM Online is because Salesforce.com has a free tier, and Dynamics CRM Online only has a 30 day trial. […]

I’m at the Microsoft Convergence conference this week

March 18, 2012

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From Monday through Wednesday of this week, I’ll be at Microsoft’s Convergence conference in Houston, Texas. This is Microsoft’s annual conference for the Dynamics product line, and this year I’ll be attending as a speaker. I’m co-delivering a session entitled Managing Complex Implementations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. I now have a bit of experience with this […]

Doing a Multi-Cloud Deployment of an ASP.NET Web Application

March 6, 2012

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The recent Azure outage once again highlighted the value in being able to run an application in multiple clouds so that a failure in one place doesn’t completely cripple you. While you may not run an application in multiple clouds simultaneously, it can be helpful to have a standby ready to go. That standby could […]

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