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BigObjects in Saleforce

What is BigObject?

  • BigObject means 100s of billions of record on AppCloud.
  • It is a new capability with highly scalable object to store and manage large amount of data on the Salesforce platform.
  • This feature helps to engage directly with customers by preserving all your historical customer event data.
  • BigObjects are built by Salesforce to provide consistent performance whether there is 1 million records, 100 million, or even 10 billion records.

Use Cases:

  • Audit and Tracking: Track and maintain a long-term view of your user’s usage of Salesforce or your customer’s usage of your products for analysis or compliance purposes.
  • 360 view of Customers: Now data models can be extended to contain billing infos/ecommerce transactions/any other info related to customers.
  • Historical Data Archive: Maintain access to historical data for analysis or compliance purposes while optimizing the performance of your core CRM or Force.com applications.

Considerations:

  • It is provided as a pilot to selected premium customers.
  • The BigObjects cannot be created from the UI. We have to take help of the Metadata APIs to create one.
  • BigObjects don’t support triggers however they support object and field permissions.
  • BigObject don’t support standard UI elements (Home Pages, Detail Pages, List Views), But It can be used in Visualforce Page and Lightning components.
  • Data can be populated to the BigObjects via SFDC APIs/Bulk APIs/using Apex(insertImmediate() method).
  • The only SOQL relationship queries available are based on a lookup field from a BigObject to a standard or custom object.
  • Mostly Async SOQL would be used for the querying the BigObjects. Single level child-to-parent relationship queries and aggregate queries are supported.
  • BigObjects don’t support transactions.
  • We can create up to 100 BigObjects per org. The limits for BigObject fields are similar to the limits on custom objects, and depend on your org’s license type.
  • BigObjects don’t appear in the Setup UI until they are deployed.
  • BigObjects don’t appear in Salesforce1.