Do we need to purchase Big Objects in order to use DataArchiva?

Yes, the customer requires to purchase additional Big Objects from Salesforce to use DataArchiva. If you want to archive data up to 2 GB, then the available 1 million records (Big Objects storage) is sufficient. You don’t have to buy extra scrum of Big Objects.

Are backups of the Big Objects used to archive data created?

Big Objects data backup can be set up using any third-party ETL tool as it supports all the APIs same as a custom object ( ex: data loader )

How to configure archived data access in the Big Objects? How do you ensure the right to access Big Objects while not using role hierarchy & sharing rules?

Big Objects does not support role hierarchy and sharing rules. DataArchiva retains share records of each of the archived records in the Big Objects to evaluate who can see the records. Moreover, archived data view page uses describe layout metadata API to render the page dynamically.

Is data in Big Objects reliable and scalable?

Yes. Big Objects is highly scalable and reliable.

Is data stored in Big Objects safe and secure?

Yes. Your data will be highly secured as Big Objects is a native Salesforce storage system.

Can we store the archived data in external systems other than Big Objects?

Yes, you can. DataArchiva offers a connector called “DataConnectiva” using which you can choose any Cloud/On-premise storage system to store your archived data. Currently DataConnectiva supports various Cloud/On-premise database service platform providers like Amazon, Google, Azure, Heroku including many databases like Postgres, Redshift, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, etc.

For more information, please get in touch with us.

Is Big Objects very similar to Standard/Custom Object?

No. Big Objects is Salesforce’s big data based storage system.

What is the storage limit of Big Objects?

This being a big data, large volume of data can be stored in terms of terabytes. There is no official mention of size limit for Big Objects from Salesforce.

Do I need to pay extra for Big Object storage too in addition to data storage?

By default Salesforce provides free storage upto 1 million records for Big Objects and beyond this is chargable. The cost of Big Objects storage is way cheaper than the regular additional data storage.