The Force.com Bulk API allows the import or export of large quantities of records, split into units of work called batches. Up to 20 million records per 24-hour period can be imported into Force.com. Both REST and SOAP versions of the API are provided.
This section focuses on hands-on examples with the REST flavor of the Bulk API. The examples require a tool named cURL, available free for every platform at http://curl.haxx.se.
This section provides an introduction to Force.com Bulk API in three parts, described here:
1. Overview—Get to know the terminology and workflow of the Bulk API, and prepare to use it by authenticating using OAuth.
2. Importing records—Walk through API usage examples of creating a job ...