Are you trying to learn more about cloud database services? Do you want to gain an overall understanding of Database.com's capabilities and features so that you can design apps well? Or are you an app developer who wants to learn how to use specific features of Database.com? No matter who you are or what technical information you are looking for, this page is your launch pad for learning all about Database.com.
Written for all audiences, this series of papers contains background content to help you understand more about cloud database services and their architectures.
Database technology is the persistence layer at the heart of all data-centric applications, the tier of software that’s in charge of organizing, protecting, and managing shared database access reliably, securely, efficiently. This paper explores what the future holds for database technology. We’ll see the significant challenges facing existing database systems as cloud computing adoption becomes mainstream, and learn how the inevitable future of databases are cloud database services that are management-free, automatically tuned and optimized, and elastic to variable resource demands. Finally, we’ll take a quick look the Database.com cloud database service and some of its differentiating features that uniquely position it to support social and mobile apps.
Before committing to a cloud database service, you really need to look under the hood. Will its architecture deliver the performance you need and scale to handle your app's resource requirements now and in the future? What exactly will you need to know and do to take advantage of all of its features? Is it secure? Is it proven? Who manages backups and disaster recovery? These are just a few important questions to consider. This article explains the unique design of Database.com, a database designed specifically for the cloud, and its patented technology that makes it fast, scalable, reliable, and secure for any type of application.
Do you know exactly what your cloud provider is doing to keep your data safe in its cloud? This article provides a comprehensive introduction to the inherent security and privacy features of the Database.com cloud database service along with features that application providers using Database.com can use to build and secure their applications and customer data.
Written with CxOs, application architects, and system designers in mind, this series of papers explains fundamental concepts, features, and application design principles for Database.com.
Before you begin designing and architecting apps for Database.com, read this paper for a broad introduction to many of the key concepts and features you’ll need to understand to leverage the unique power of the Database.com cloud database service.
Every Database.com org is locked down tightly when you first provision it. This paper explains how to use various Database.com features such as users, profiles, roles, groups, and sharing rules to progressively open up access so that just the right application users have access to just the right data at just the right time.
Written for app developers, these topical, hands-on articles demonstrate and teach you how to use the latest and greatest features of Database.com.
The following articles all address the topics for Force.com - but apply equally well to Database.com.
The REST API is a core component of integrating with Database.com, providing direct access to your data using either an XML- or JSON-based REST API. This article introduces the REST API, showing the major resources and OAuth configuration.
Database.com utilizes OAuth 2.0 as an authorization mechanism. This article takes an in-depth look at the latest version of the OAuth 2.0 protocol, and is intended for developers and architects with an understanding of security and identity concepts such as authentication and authorization