Learn What’s New with Data and Integration for Winter ’21

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the increase in limits to Bulk Requests.
  • Describe changes for querying data from Salesforce big objects.
  • Explain how to secure cross cloud integrations with Private Connect.

Salesforce Certification

If you hold any Salesforce Designer credentials, keep in mind you need to complete this module by the due date to maintain your certification. Another important part of maintaining your credential is ensuring your Trailhead and Webassessor accounts are linked

Interested in learning more about getting certified? Check out the Salesforce Architect credentials.

Salesforce introduced a ton of great feature enhancements. Let’s take a look at some of the more important ones for this release.

A Special Note About Salesforce Designer Credentials

The Salesforce Designer credentials listed below are all maintained by completing this module by the due date. This maintenance badge covers key features across all five credentials, regardless of which Salesforce Designer credential(s) you currently hold.

  • Data Architecture and Management Designer
  • Sharing and Visibility Designer
  • Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer
  • Identity and Access Management Designer
  • Integration Architecture Designer

What’s New with Data Architecture and Management

The Winter ’21 release has introduced some important changes to Bulk API 2.0, including:

Use More Bulk Requests

For both Bulk API and Bulk API 2.0, the limit for the number of batches has increased from 10,000 to 15,000 per day.

For both Bulk API and Bulk API 2.0, the limit for the number of records that can be processed for ingest operations has increased from 100 million to 150 million per day.

Get Data from Big Objects

Bulk API 2.0 query jobs now support Salesforce big objects.

What’s New with Integration Architecture

With the release of Winter ’21, you can now secure cross cloud integrations with Private Connect.

Securing Cross Cloud Integrations with Private Connect

When you integrate your Salesforce org with applications hosted on third-party cloud services, it’s essential to be able to send and receive HTTP/s traffic securely. With Private Connect, you can increase security on your Amazon Web Services (AWS) integrations by setting up a fully managed network connection between your Salesforce org and your AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Route your cross-cloud traffic through the connection instead of over the public internet to reduce exposure to outsider security threats.

Cloud adoption is on the rise as more Salesforce customers run business-critical enterprise applications in cloud services. But sending cross-cloud traffic over the public internet can pose a major security threat because the internet presents a large attack surface. Private Connect keeps your communications secure by routing your traffic over a private, fully managed link instead of over the public internet. Private Connect is also bidirectional: You can initiate both inbound and outbound traffic. With inbound connections, you can send traffic into Salesforce using the standard APIs. And with outbound connections, you can send traffic out of Salesforce via features like Apex callouts, External Services, and External objects.

Private Connect setup takes place in Salesforce and in AWS. Navigate to the new Private Connect Setup page in Salesforce to begin the process. If you have access to AWS, you switch between the setup page and the VPC Dashboard in AWS to configure each connection. If you don’t have access to AWS, communicate with your AWS representative. My Domain is a prerequisite for inbound connections, and Named Credentials are a prerequisite for outbound connections.
Private Connect Setup page in Salesforce


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