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The Force.com Multitenant Architecture: Understanding the Design of Salesforce.com's Internet Application Development Platform
The focus of this paper is multitenancy, a fundamental design approach that can dramatically help improve the manageability of SaaS applications. This paper defines multitenancy, explains the benefits of multitenancy, and demonstrates why metadatadriven architectures are the premier choice for implementing multitenancy. After these general introductions, the bulk of this paper explains the technical design of Force.com, the world's first PaaS, which delivers turnkey multitenancy for Internet-scale applications. The paper details Force.com's patented metadata-driven architecture components to provide an understanding of the features used to deliver reliable, secure, and scalable multitenant applications.
- 10 Mar 2009
- 09 Mar 2009
- 16 Page(s)
- White Paper