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System, method and computer program product for associating a plurality of stored elements with a creation of a patch

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733920
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for associating a plurality of stored elements with a creation of a patch. These mechanisms and methods for associating a plurality of stored elements with a creation of a patch can enable improved patch development for multi-tenant on-demand database systems, improved patch flexibility, etc.

Atomic transactions in a NOSQL database

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734187
Systems and methods are provided for atomic transactions in a NoSQL database. A system writes a pending transaction identifier to write claim data for a first data item in a NoSQL database in response to a determination that the write claim data for the first data item includes a first previous transaction identifier included in last commit data for the first data item. The system writes the pending transaction identifier and a pending commit identifier to the last commit data for the…

Method and computer program product for order preserving symbol based encryption

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734350
Techniques for sorting encrypted data within a software as a service (SaaS) environment. Data is encrypted on a per symbol basis with a symbol based encryption module. Sort and search functionality preserving encryption that allows other modules to sort tokens and to search for tokens is provided. Encrypted tokens that have been encrypted by the symbol based encryption module are stored in a database. Access to the encrypted tokens is provided through the SaaS environment.

Systems and methods of online social environment based translation of entity mentions

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736107
The technology disclosed relates to adapting online social feed items according to the posting formats of each of the multiple destination online social environments to which they are posted, regardless of the source online social environments from which they originate. In particular, it relates to creating separate instances of a feed item such that each of the instances includes tag formats, social handles or identifiers that are compatible to the online social environments in which…

Methods and systems for context-based application firewalls

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736117
Context-based application firewall functionality. A user session is initiated with a client device. The user session allows access a remote resource on a server device coupled with the client device over a network. The connection between the client device and the remote resource is through an application firewall. An application firewall context setup is performed with the application firewall in response to the user session. The application firewall context comprises firewall context…

System, method, and computer program product for security verification of communications to tenants of an on-demand database service

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736168
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for security verification of communications to tenants of an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for security verification of communications to tenants of an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to allow tenants to selectively implement security measures with respect to inbound communications, etc. The ability of embodiments to provide such feature may allow tenants to efficiently…

Methods and systems for debugging bytecode in an on-demand service environment

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727443
Described herein are means for debugging byte code in an on-demand service environment system including a system for simulating execution debug in a multi-tenant database environment. Such means may include: receiving a request at a web-server of the system, determining one or more trace preferences are active for the request, sending the request to a logging framework communicatively interfaced to the multi-tenant database implementation, processing the request via the logging…

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for fixing logical or physical corruption in databases using LSM trees

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727598
In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for fixing logical or physical corruption in databases using LSM trees including, for example, means for storing records in a LSM database at the host organization; processing transactions to the LSM database by writing the transactions into immutable extents for subsequent merge into the LSM database; recording a history of the transactions in a log; identifying corruption in at least one of…

Sensor data gathering

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727897
A sensor data gathering environment that associates a sensor with a smart tag attached to a product. The sensor receives product identification data from the smart tag. An application, web service or a computing device associated with the sensor collects customer behavior data, such as a length of time the sensor is associated with the smart tag, the proximity of the sensor to the smart tag, the location of the sensor while in a threshold distance from the smart tag, and the like. The…

Computer implemented methods and apparatus for informing a user of social network data when the data is relevant to the user

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9727924
Disclosed are examples of apparatus, methods, and computer readable storage media for informing one or more users of social network data such as group data when the data is relevant to the user(s). For example, when one or more keywords are identified as being associated with both a group of an online social network and the user, a communication with information identifying the group data can be generated and provided to a display device accessible by the user. In another example, social…

Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9729556
A tool for administering virtual recognition of a group of users is provided. The group of users may be specifically identified or dynamically generated based on criteria selected by an administrative entity submitting a request to administer virtual recognition. The tool may be configured for generating user and badge recommendations based at least in part on the group of users identified to receive the virtual recognition.

Reducing database downtime

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720951
Embodiments enable reduction of database downtime in a live production environment of an on-demand database service during repair and/or maintenance tasks. A source database and a target database are provided. Data is copied from the source database to the target database to create a mirrored set of data. Access is limited to one or more designated tables in the target database. General traffic is redirected from the source database to the target database, wherein the redirection occurs…

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for fixing logical or physical corruption in databases using LSM trees

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720954
In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for fixing logical or physical corruption in databases using LSM trees including, for example, means for storing records in a LSM database at the host organization; processing transactions to the LSM database by writing the transactions into immutable extents for subsequent merge into the LSM database; recording a history of the transactions in a log; identifying corruption in at least one of…

Method, system, and computer program product for simulating an online session

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720990
A method and system for conducting an offline session simulating an online session between a client and server in a network environment. The client imports data and functional logic from the server prior to going offline. The imported functional logic is embedded into a format or document that is capable of being interpreted and performed by the local interface at the client that is used to interact with server during an online session. Whether offline or online, the user utilizes the…

Methods and systems for synchronizing data in a multi-tenant database environment

Granted: August 1, 2017
Patent Number: 9720993
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for synchronizing data in a database network system. These mechanisms and methods for synchronizing data in database network system can enable embodiments to provide users a synchronization button on a UI or synchronization field through an API for specifying data for synchronization. The ability of embodiments to provide users a synchronization button on a UI or synchronization field through an API for specifying…

System, method and computer program product for user registration with a multi-tenant on-demand database system

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715555
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for user registration with a multi-tenant on-demand database system. These mechanisms and methods for user registration with a multi-tenant on-demand database system can provide user registration of the multi-tenant on-demand database system which takes into consideration a registration of an associated tenant of the multi-tenant on-demand database system. The ability to consider a tenant's registration with the…

Computer implemented methods and apparatus for selectively interacting with a server to build a local database for speech recognition at a device

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9715879
Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media for selectively interacting with a server to build a local dictation database for speech recognition at a device. In some implementations, a computing device receives an audio sample. The computing device may determine that the received audio sample does not match any of one or more existing audio samples stored in the local dictation database of the computing device. The received audio sample may be…

Slipstream bandwidth management algorithm

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716656
In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing a slipstream bandwidth management algorithm including, for example, means for executing an application a computing device, in which the application is to communicate with a remote computing device over a public Internet; means for approximating outgoing bandwidth for communications from the computing device to the remote computing device; means for approximating incoming…

System, method and computer program product for sharing content via links

Granted: July 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9716730
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for sharing content via links. These mechanisms and methods for sharing content via links can enable customizable features associated with the operations related to those links. These features may include generating customized reports on usage of the links, and/or exposing one or more application programming interfaces (APIs) enabling applications to access the links and/or logic associated with operations related…