Hybrid Data Pipeline: A Good Fit for Your Enterprise?

Hybrid Data Pipeline: A Good Fit for Your Enterprise?

June 18, 2020 0 Comments
Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline and Salesforce

Salesforce users: Have you ever wondered if your enterprise could benefit from Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline (HDP)?

To find out, take the quick three-question quiz below.

  1. Does your business have multiple data sources?
  2. Does your business use Salesforce?
  3. Does your business want to reduce costs?

If you can answer “yes” to all three questions—you’re looking for a way to reduce costs while still being able to access your myriad external data sources within Salesforce—you’re a good candidate for Hybrid Data Pipeline. Let’s take a closer look at the many reasons enterprises are turning to HDP.

Reduce expenses: If your business is like many, you have a lot of data to make available to Salesforce. Certainly, taking advantage of Salesforce’s storage solution is an option, but one that comes with a hefty price tag. 

Alternatively, you can use Salesforce Connect and its support of OData, to point to your external data wherever it lives. This allows you to use data as if it were stored in Salesforce, without having to actually move it there. However, Salesforce charges you per external endpoint, meaning that your multiple endpoints will require multiple licenses. This, too, presents a viable yet prohibitively expensive solution.

Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline simplifies data access by grouping multiple data sources together into a single endpoint. This means that not only are you able to avoid incurring storage or migration fees, but you’re also only needing to license a single Salesforce Connect endpoint from Salesforce.

Create one source of truth: By maintaining a single source of your data, you’re able to protect the quality and integrity of your data while avoiding the hassle and expense associated with migration. And because Hybrid Data Pipeline supports read/write access, you can update these external objects in Salesforce and know it will be updated in the data source, minimizing chances for introducing erroneous data and preventing duplicate efforts.

Enhance security: For enterprises following the Defense in Depth security principle—layering your security technologies to protect the environment from known and emerging threats—Hybrid Data Pipeline allows you to leverage robust security mechanisms to keep tools and data sources secure. This includes encryption, multi-tenancy and IP whitelisting.

But what about data behind firewalls? In addition to providing direct access, HDP allows you to seamlessly and securely connect with your on-premises data behind a firewall—all without the need for complex network configurations such as SSH tunnels, reverse proxies or VPNs.

Alleviate compliance concerns: From HIPAA to GDPR, your consumers (and regulators) need to know that you’re keeping private data safe. The penalties for not doing this can be steep. HDP allows your data to stay where it is, ensuring you maintain control of your data.

Effective Data Source Grouping

If you’re looking for an effective way to reap the benefits of grouping your data sources, it’s worth taking a closer look at Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline. Like a Swiss Army knife for your business, Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline includes connectivity to 20-plus different data sources, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

Interested in learning how to connect the DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline to your data sources? Check out this tutorial for step-by-step instructions, and reach out to us if you have any questions or want to talk with a product specialist.

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Aaron Burg

Aaron Burg

Aaron Burg is a sales engineer with Progress. He has worked in the IT space for 20 years, focusing on the systems administration and security. This broad experience has allowed him to be a valuable resource for customers looking to implement Progress DataDirect’s connectivity solutions. 

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