CopyForce came about because of several business problems.
- I needed a way to backup salesforce (just in case a malicious person or a fat-fingered person destroyed and recycled our data).
- Often I need to scan an analyze larger chunks of data than the Salesforce governs like me to do. Though my sqlforce (http://code.google.com/p/sqlforce/) project gets around the govern problems, I often need the speed of a local RDBMS.
- Microsoft SQL Server
- H2 (http://h2database.org). H2 is a brilliant small footprint ANSI/SQL database.
Hopefully the salesforce network can handle the volume. CopyForce grabs data (lots of it) as fast as a line will allow.