Securely integrate IBM DB2 with Salesforce Pardot
About IBM DB2
As a hybrid data approach, the IBM Db2 suite of products integrates all aspects of data management and analytics – for both relational and object-oriented data models – within a single, highly-compatible family of tools and technologies. IBM Db2 offers RDBMS, data warehousing, and data engine tools for cloud-based systems and on-premises systems. Plus, with Xplenty’s native Db2 connector, you can instantly connect to any piece of the IBM Db2 toolkit to leverage Db2’s capacity to share, access, and analyze both structured and unstructured data – no matter where it is located.
About Salesforce Pardot
As an easy-to-use and powerful marketing automation platform, Pardot is a Salesforce product that assists marketers to be more productive and helps sales teams close deals more efficiently. The platform includes automation, lead tracking, and analytics tools designed to improve marketing efforts, gain a better understanding of ROI, increase revenue, and most importantly, achieve marketing and sales team alignment.
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IBM DB2's End Points
IBM Db2 Database
Db2 Database is a relational database management system (RDBMS) optimized for high-performance transactional workloads. As an operational database management system, Db2 Database is not only highly performant and reliable, but it also allows you to derive actionable insights from your operational data. Db2 Database delivers advanced features like in-memory technology, storage optimization, continuous data availability, workload management, and cutting-edge management and development tools. Db2 Database is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Unix.
IBM Db2 on Cloud (IBM Db2 Hosted)
Db2 on Cloud is a fully-managed, SQL-based transactional database that runs on the cloud. One of the defining characteristics of Db2 on Cloud is its high-availability option, which delivers 99.99% uptime (according to IBM). This cloud-based database offers automatic security updates and independently scalable storage and processing, which automatically scales resources up and down based on usage requirements. Available on AWS and IBM Cloud, Db2 on Cloud delivers advanced features for backup and recovery, encryption, and data federation. Through its private networking features, you can also deploy Db2 on Cloud on a private network accessible over a secure VPN. Db2 Hosted is the hosted, unmanaged version of the Db2 on Cloud SQL-based cloud database.
IBM Db2 Warehouse
As a data management system optimized for high-speed read operations, data aggregation, and analysis, IBM Db2 Warehouse has evolved over time to offer a range of advanced analytics and data management features. Db2 Warehouse allows you to combine data from various transactional and operational database systems, and analyze it to find deep insights, patterns, and hidden relationships. Db2 Warehouse supports a range of data types, machine learning algorithms, analytical models. For example, Db2 Warehouse supports relational data, non-relational data, geospatial data, multi-parallel processing, predictive modeling algorithms, in-memory analytical processing, Apache Spark, RStudio, XML data, embedded Spark Analytics engine, and more. Db2 Warehouse runs on-premises, on the private cloud, and on various public clouds as a managed or unmanaged solution.
IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud (dashbDB for Analytics)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud (formerly known as “dashDB for Analytics”) is a fully-managed, highly-scalable, cloud-based data warehouse management system. IBM optimized Db2 Warehouse on Cloud to perform compute-heavy data analytics and machine learning processes at scale. The product offers autonomous cloud services with Db2's autonomous self-tuning processing engine, in addition to its fully-automated database monitoring, uptime monitoring, and operations monitoring. Db2 Warehouse on Cloud also includes capabilities for column-based storage, querying compressed datasets, data skipping, and in-memory processing. Finally, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud delivers in-database geospatial data and machine learning features – including algorithms for ANOVA, Association Rule, k-means, Naïve Bayes, Regression analysis, in-database spatial analytics, support for Esri data types, and it natively includes Python drivers and a Db2 Python integration for Jupyter Notebooks. To access these and other features, you can deploy Db2 Warehouse on Cloud via AWS or IBM Cloud.
IBM Db2 BigSQL (IBM SQL)
Db2 BigSQL (formerly known as “IBM SQL”) is a high-performance SQL data engine on Hadoop featuring a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Also known as “Big SQL,” this highly-scalable data engine offers ease and security while querying data from multiple sources across your enterprise. Big SQL can rapidly query data from the widest variety of sources such as RDBMS, HDFS, WebHDFS, object stores, and NoSQL databases. As a hybrid ANSI-compliant SQL engine, Big SQL is highly performant when running queries on unstructured streaming data. Finally, Big SQL is compatible with the entire suite of Db2 products, in addition to the IBM Integrated Analytics System.
Db2 Event Store
Db2 Event Store is a data management system optimized for storing and analyzing high-speed, high-volume, streaming data. Use-cases for Db2 Event Store include Internet of Things (IoT) networks, financial services systems, telecommunications networks, industrial systems, and online retail business systems. The solution offers high-speed analytics and data capture features that allow you to save and analyze up to 250 billion event records daily using only three server nodes. Db2 Event Store integrates IBM Watson Studio technology to support artificial intelligence and machine learning analyses. The solution was also built on Spark, so it works with Spark SQL, Spark Machine Learning, and other compatible tools. Finally, Db2 Event Store supports Go, ODBC, JDBC, Python, and other languages.
Salesforce Pardot's End Points
Pardot Visitor Tracking
Pardot's visitor tracking features allow you to see who is visiting your websites, how long they remain on individual pages, how they're engaging with the site, and at what point they go to your pricing page. The platform also empowers you to investigate the IP addresses of anonymous visitors to reveal the name of the corporation and geographic locations they're coming from. All in all, visitor tracking insights can tell you how effective your website is and give valuable insights for optimization.
Pardot Tracking and Hosting Marketing Files
Pardot allows you to host and automatically generate tracking URLs for your marketing files. This gives you the power to monitor content views, link clicks, and file downloads, so you can better understand the performance of your marketing assets and content.
Pardot Real-Time Sales Updates
Pardot's automated, real-time sales alerts provide perfectly-timed updates to your sales team according to the parameters you set. This advises sales teams about the readiness of leads for follow-ups and other types of engagement. When responding to a real-time alert, Pardot puts each client's CRM information at your fingertips, so sales reps can review the most important background information on a lead before reaching out.
Pardot Lead Scoring and Grading Features
Lead scoring and grading are vital to bringing your marketing and sales teams into alignment. These features empower your marketing team to better understand the quality of leads and what constitutes an 'ideal prospect' before transferring the lead to the sales team for a follow-up. Pardot scores leads according to their activity levels, and it grades leads according to how well they fit with a particular service or product. With the platform's customization features, you can finetune lead scoring and grading models to suit your exact specifications.
Pardot Automated Lead Assignment
Pardot's automated lead assignment tools mean that once leads meet your scoring and grading thresholds, Pardot automatically assigns them to a sales rep for follow-up. Lead assignment to sales team members can happen through random assignment or by setting rules that assign different types of leads to specific team members.
Pardot Lead Nurturing Tools
Pardot facilitates your lead-nurturing process by automating drip marketing and one-on-one prospect messaging strategies. That way, your products and services stay in the minds of leads during the entire sales cycle. This brings better quality leads to your sales team while freeing up sales and marketing resources to work on more important tasks.
Pardot Form and Landing Page Tools
The efficacy of your forms and landing pages is essential to boosting conversion and sales rates. Pardot's automated form and landing page tools allow you to build custom landing pages and forms in the same style as your branding without needing to know HTML. These tools even link to existing marketing assets in the automation system to add more seamless branding continuity to your presentations. You can also set your forms to trigger notifications automatically after lead score changes or conversions.
Pardot Progressive Profile Through Multi-Page Forms
Pardot's progressive profiling features help you shorten the first page of your forms down to the few necessary fields required to ensure the highest conversion rates. After completing the first page, the leads go to the next page of the form, which asks for additional details. Progressive profiling through multi-page forms like this makes sure your leads don't feel overwhelmed by an extra-long form on a single page, but you can still collect the same amount of information from your leads.
Pardot Dynamic Content Tools
Pardot's' dynamic content tools allow you to customize buying experiences, forms, emails, and landing pages by dynamically displaying content that reflects the unique characteristics of the person interacting with it.
Pardot Mail Marketing Automation
Pardot's mail marketing automation tools allow you to A/B test email content, customize email templates to reflect your branding, test whether your emails will trigger SPAM filters, tailor emails to specific segments, and track advanced metrics on your email campaigns.
Pardot Closed-Loop Reporting
Pardot's closed-loop reporting features allow you to track the costs of individual marketing campaigns and their ROI to reveal the channels bringing your highest and lowest quality leads, so you can better prioritize your efforts and spending.