Patents by Inventor Donovan Schneider

Donovan Schneider has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190243824
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creating and frequently updating multiple online analytic processing (OLAP) analytic databases from an online transaction processing (OLTP) transaction updatable system that includes transaction commit, rollback, and field level security capabilities. It also relates to transparently decoupling extraction from rebuilding of frequently updated OLAP analytic databases from the OLTP transaction updatable system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Alex GITELMAN, Ravishankar ARIVAZHAGAN, Donovan SCHNEIDER, Alex FIELD, Pradeep MANTHA, Puneet GUPTA
  • Patent number: 10311047
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creating and frequently updating multiple online analytic processing (OLAP) analytic databases from an online transaction processing (OLTP) transaction updatable system that includes transaction commit, rollback, and field level security capabilities. It also relates to transparently decoupling extraction from rebuilding of frequently updated OLAP analytic databases from the OLTP transaction updatable system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex Gitelman, Ravishankar Arivazhagan, Donovan Schneider, Alex Field, Pradeep Mantha, Puneet Gupta
  • Patent number: 10162851
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing cross store joins in a multi-tenant store are described. In one embodiment, such a method includes retrieving data from a multi-tenant database system having a relational data store and a non-relational data store, receiving a request specifying data to be retrieved from the multi-tenant database system, retrieving, based on the request, one or more locations of the data to be retrieved, generating a database query based on the request, in which the database query specifies a plurality of data elements to be retrieved, the plurality of data elements including one or more data elements residing within the non-relational data store and one or more other data elements residing within the relational data store, and executing the database query against the multi-tenant database system to retrieve the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Bill C. Eidson, Craig Weissman, Kevin Oliver, James Taylor, Simon Z. Fell, Donovan A. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180293063
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for dynamic node allocation for a server system that can automatically heal on failure—minimizing the need for static configuration—dynamically adjusting server resources to match load, and minimize end user wait times. The disclosed methods dynamically allocate nodes to increase capacity for a platform that accepts data queries. Additionally disclosed is a system for rolling version update deployment: workers maintain org lists of org-task-queues that they service; org-affinities between the workers and the org-task-queues require the workers to have access to local copies of immutable data sets to service org-tasks from the org-task-queues of the orgs that they service. A leader running on a worker implements a healing and balancing service that maintains worker redundancy, manages the workers' org-affinities to accumulate orgs on their respective org-lists. The leader implements messaging to the workers to update to a new software version and monitors completion of updates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Saptarshi Roy, Daniel C. Silver, Donovan A. Schneider, Medha Pradhan, Ryan Lamore, Naveen Purushothama Rao, Nicholas Geh, Srirama Koneru
  • Patent number: 10001983
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for dynamic node allocation for a server system that can automatically heal on failure—minimizing the need for static configuration—dynamically adjusting server resources to match load, and minimize end user wait times. The disclosed methods dynamically allocate nodes to increase capacity for a platform that accepts data queries. Additionally disclosed is a system for rolling version update deployment: workers maintain org lists of org-task-queues that they service; org-affinities between the workers and the org-task-queues require the workers to have access to local copies of immutable data sets to service org-tasks from the org-task-queues of the orgs that they service. A leader running on a worker implements a healing and balancing service that maintains worker redundancy, manages the workers' org-affinities to accumulate orgs on their respective org-lists. The leader implements messaging to the workers to update to a new software version and monitors completion of updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Saptarshi Roy, Daniel C. Silver, Donovan Schneider, Medha Pradhan, Ryan Lamore, Naveen Purushothama Rao, Nicholas Geh, Srirama Koneru
  • Publication number: 20180107705
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creating and frequently updating multiple online analytic processing (OLAP) analytic databases from an online transaction processing (OLTP) transaction updatable system that includes transaction commit, rollback, and field level security capabilities. It also relates to transparently decoupling extraction from rebuilding of frequently updated OLAP analytic databases from the OLTP transaction updatable system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex GITELMAN, Ravishankar ARIVAZHAGAN, Donovan SCHNEIDER, Alex FIELD, Pradeep MANTHA, Puneet GUPTA
  • Patent number: 9923901
    Abstract: The technology disclosed preserves the tenant specificity and user specificity of the tenant data by associating user IDs to complementary special IDs referred to as the integration user(s). In particular, it combines the traceability of user actions, the integration of security models and the flexibility of a service ID into one integration user(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Publication number: 20180034904
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for dynamic node allocation for a server system that can automatically heal on failure—minimizing the need for static configuration—dynamically adjusting server resources to match load, and minimize end user wait times. The disclosed methods dynamically allocate nodes to increase capacity for a platform that accepts data queries. Additionally disclosed is a system for rolling version update deployment: workers maintain org lists of org-task-queues that they service; org-affinities between the workers and the org-task-queues require the workers to have access to local copies of immutable data sets to service org-tasks from the org-task-queues of the orgs that they service. A leader running on a worker implements a healing and balancing service that maintains worker redundancy, manages the workers' org-affinities to accumulate orgs on their respective org-lists. The leader implements messaging to the workers to update to a new software version and monitors completion of updates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Saptarshi Roy, Daniel C. Silver, Donovan Schneider, Medha Pradhan, Ryan Lamore, Naveen Purushothama Rao, Nicholas Geh, Srirama Koneru
  • Publication number: 20180032323
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for dynamic node allocation for a server system that can automatically heal on failure—minimizing the need for static configuration—dynamically adjusting server resources to match load, and minimize end user wait times. The disclosed methods dynamically allocate nodes to increase capacity for a platform that accepts data queries. Additionally disclosed is a system for rolling version update deployment: workers maintain org lists of org-task-queues that they service; org-affinities between the workers and the org-task-queues require the workers to have access to local copies of immutable data sets to service org-tasks from the org-task-queues of the orgs that they service. A leader running on a worker implements a healing and balancing service that maintains worker redundancy, manages the workers' org-affinities to accumulate orgs on their respective org-lists. The leader implements messaging to the workers to update to a new software version and monitors completion of updates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Saptarshi Roy, Daniel C. Silver, Donovan Schneider, Medha Pradhan, Ryan Lamore, Naveen Purushothama Rao, Nicholas Geh, Srirama Koneru
  • Patent number: 9864762
    Abstract: Source values are mapped to new user-defined categories. The new user-defined categories are stored in a new user-defined field. In an embodiment, a user-selection of an existing field is received. Based on a data type of the existing field, a specific mapping interface is displayed. The interface guides the user through specification of the new field and categories, and identification of the source values to map to the new categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Marko Koosel, Donovan Schneider, Michael Tang, David Park
  • Publication number: 20170300712
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to assigning field level security to fields extracted from primary sources on a batch basis and compiled into analytical, read-only databases, for ultra-fast, ad-hoc data exploration and faceted navigation on integrated, heterogeneous data sets. The method includes assigning field level security to the extracted fields by combining user selectable inheritance of field level security from source fields that yield the extracted fields, with pinning of inheritance of field level security for the extracted fields to reference fields in the database sources wherein the reference fields are distinct from the extracted fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jan Michael Timmerman, Donovan Schneider, Alex Gitelman
  • Publication number: 20170249475
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for displaying one or more data sets to a user. These mechanisms and methods for displaying one or more data sets to a user can enable enhanced data security, more relevant data display, reduced processing, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Guillaume Le Stum, Leo Tenenblat, Wei Li
  • Publication number: 20170161515
    Abstract: A predicate-based row level security system is used when workers build or split an analytical data store. According to one implementation, predicate-based means that security requirements of source transactional systems can be used as predicates to a rule base that generates one or more security tokens, which are associated with each row as attributes of a dimension. Similarly, when an analytic data store is to be split, build job, user and session attributes can be used to generate complementary security tokens that are compared to security tokens of selected rows. Efficient indexing of a security tokens dimension makes it efficient to qualify row retrieval based on security criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Daniel C. Silver, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 9619530
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for displaying one or more data sets to a user. These mechanisms and methods for displaying one or more data sets to a user can enable enhanced data security, more relevant data display, reduced processing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Guillaume Le Stum, Leo Tenenblat, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 9600548
    Abstract: A predicate-based row level security system is used when workers build or split an analytical data store. According to one implementation, predicate-based means that security requirements of source transactional systems can be used as predicates to a rule base that generates one or more security tokens, which are associated with each row as attributes of a dimension. Similarly, when an analytic data store is to be split, build job, user and session attributes can be used to generate complementary security tokens that are compared to security tokens of selected rows. Efficient indexing of a security tokens dimension makes it efficient to qualify row retrieval based on security criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Daniel C. Silver, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Publication number: 20160344741
    Abstract: The technology disclosed preserves the tenant specificity and user specificity of the tenant data by associating user IDs to complementary special IDs referred to as the integration user(s). In particular, it combines the traceability of user actions, the integration of security models and the flexibility of a service ID into one integration user(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 9471648
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for displaying one or more data sets to a user. These mechanisms and methods for displaying one or more data sets to a user can enable enhanced data security, more relevant data display, reduced processing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan A. Schneider, Guillaume Le Stum, Leo Tenenblat, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 9449188
    Abstract: The technology disclosed preserves the tenant specificity and user specificity of the tenant data by associating user IDs to complementary special IDs referred to as the integration user(s). In particular, it combines the traceability of user actions, the integration of security models and the flexibility of a service ID into one integration user(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan Schneider, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 9396018
    Abstract: Low latency communication between a transactional system and analytic data store resources can be accomplished through a low latency key-value store with purpose-designed queues and status reporting channels. Posting by the transactional system to input queues and complementary posting by analytic system workers to output queues is described. On-demand production and splitting of analytic data stores requires significant elapsed processing time, so a separate process status reporting channel is described to which workers can periodically post their progress, thereby avoiding progress inquiries and interruptions of processing to generate report status. This arrangement produces low latency and reduced overhead for interactions between the transactional system and the analytic data store system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Donovan Schneider, Fred Im, Daniel C. Silver, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy
  • Publication number: 20160104002
    Abstract: A predicate-based row level security system is used when workers build or split an analytical data store. According to one implementation, predicate-based means that security requirements of source transactional systems can be used as predicates to a rule base that generates one or more security tokens, which are associated with each row as attributes of a dimension. Similarly, when an analytic data store is to be split, build job, user and session attributes can be used to generate complementary security tokens that are compared to security tokens of selected rows. Efficient indexing of a security tokens dimension makes it efficient to qualify row retrieval based on security criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Donovan Schneider, Daniel C. Silver, Fred Im, Vijayasarathy Chakravarthy