SnowMirror server is running as an agent service in your environment. According to configured replication jobs, it downloads data changes from a Salesforce instance and updates a mirror database. No Salesforce changes are needed, the mirror uses out-of-the-box API available in every instance.
All you need is a server with the agent installed and a mirror database (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, etc.). This database can be used for custom reporting, data warehouse load, system integration, backup and more.
Create custom reports! Connect to a traditional, local database (e.g. Oracle or MySQL) containing replicated data from a Salesforce instance. Then create custom reports on all sorts of existing reporting platforms and BI tools. Select tables, columns and schedule regular data replication to have fresh data as needed.
Leverage the mirror database to connect read-only integrations, thereby eliminating point-to-point real-time interfaces that rely on an Internet connection. Integrate applications with a database in a local network and improve the integration architecture.
Be compliant with potential audit and legal requirements and physically own your data in self-owned and controlled local environments that guarantee access to the data even if your internet or cloud application service provider is not available.
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