OpenEdge Feature: DataServers

Superior Application Flexibility with Access to Virtually Any Data Source

Progress OpenEdge DataServers enable the development and deployment of Advanced Business Language (ABL) and web-based applications geared to today's heterogeneous, distributed computing environment.

The same ABL application logic can run against both the OpenEdge RDBMS and non-OpenEdge data sources, considerably extending the reach of OpenEdge ABL applications. Providing full read, write, update and delete capabilities to diverse data management systems, OpenEdge DataServers enable software developers to write applications once and deploy them across a range of data sources. DataServers also enable existing ABL and web-based applications to access non-OpenEdge data sources, allowing the integration of new and legacy applications with diverse data sources.

OpenEdge DataServers provide proven scalability across multiple hardware platforms. They support application clients including Citrix, UNIX and the various implementations of Microsoft Windows.

OpenEdge DataServers combine the rapid application development benefits of the OpenEdge component-based development environment with the high performance of today’s powerful database engines:

  • Promotes efficient application development and maintenance
  • Allows the development of applications independent of the deployment database
  • Provides reliable online transaction processing and performance
  • Supports host-based, Web-based, client/server and multi-tier environments

Key Capabilities

Features of the OpenEdge DataServer for Oracle include:

  • Consistent application behavior such as locking, scrolling, sort order, and case sensitivity to simplify development and deployment
  • An incremental schema change utility to simplify application upgrades
  • Allows optimistic updates to reduce locking contention and increase total throughput
  • Support for stored procedures

Features of the OpenEdge DataServer for Microsoft SQL Server include:

  • Consistent application behavior such as locking, scrolling, sort order, and case sensitivity to simplify development and deployment
  • Includes the ProToMSSQL conversion utility to simplify conversion of an OpenEdge database schema to a SQL Server schema
  • Provides ODBC block fetch capability and fast, firehose cursor results for NO-LOCK queries
  • Maps OpenEdge sequences to sequence generators constructed natively in MS SQL Server

Specifications

OpenEdge DataServer for Oracle is supported on the following platforms:

  • HP-UX (PA-RISC) 64bit
  • HP-UX Itanium2
  • IBM AIX Power PC 64 and 32bit
  • Linux on POWERPC
  • Linux x86 64 and 32bit
  • Sun Solaris (SPARC) 64 and 32bit
  • Windows

OpenEdge Dataserver for Microsoft SQL Server is supported on the following platform:

  • Windows

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