Good News! We’re Supporting More Data Sources

Good News! We’re Supporting More Data Sources

June 27, 2013 0 Comments

It’s a Big Data world out there! From helping to stop crime to making hiring decisions – Big Data has a hand in a little bit of everything. But, before any of these critical decisions can be made, data needs to be collected and processed through a secure and fast database. This is why we’ve announced new and expanded data sources for our family of products. The added support for several of the most popular Big Data and CRM systems helps improve application connectivity and greater data accessibility for both on-premise and cloud environments.

Data resides in a variety of locations, but especially in CRM systems as these drive decision-making processes in companies of all sizes. Therefore, reliable, secure and fast access to Big Data, CRM and other sources – whether they are on premise or in the cloud – is needed in order to get a complete picture of the business landscape. Our continued expansion of our lineup of data sources will help improve decision-making and business processes and ensure that no matter where data is housed, it can be effectively harnessed and utilized.

So, what are these sources?

  • CRM sources: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, VeevaCRM, FinancialForce and ServiceMax join our growing list of sources.
  • Cloudera Impala: Cloudera Impala support expands the broad DataDirect coverage for Big Data databases. Cloudera provides SQL-based access to HBase, the NoSQL columnar database that stores data in specifically structured HDFSs (Hadoop Distributed File System). Access to HBase data is increasingly critical, as low-latency ad-hoc query access becomes more common, enabling results in minutes and seconds versus hours.
  • Apache Hive: Hive is among the most deployed technologies in the Hadoop system, and the new DataDirect JDBC support for Hive is key for Big Data implementations for business intelligence and analytics.
  • PostgreSQL and Greenplum: PostgreSQL and Greenplum are two fast-growing database and enterprise data warehousing sources. Both extend a comprehensive, existing ODBC support lineup with new JDBC support in this release.

Looking for more? Check out our full list of supported data sources, which we add to with each product release! Here are just a few areas where we're adding or investigating support for new sources:

  • Social Media Data: When combined with CRM data, leveraging social data for sentiment analysis and customer satisfaction can be a major asset, for example Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
  • Relational Data: Expanding on the DataDirect heritage of industry leading connectivity to relational data, new support will be added for Amazon RDS and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
  • NoSQL Data: Apache Cassandra and MongoDB are two of the most popular NoSQL databases on the market today, both of which will be supported by DataDirect.
  • ERP Data: Simplifying the integration of on-premise and cloud business application data is a key strength of DataDirect, and new support for ERP systems could greatly expand the portfolio of supported business applications.

These would be worth checking out for those companies that are trying to stay on the cutting edge of data connectivity! Have questions about a specific data source? Leave them in the comments or connect with us at @DataDirect_News!

Jeff Reser

View all posts from Jeff Reser on the Progress blog. Connect with us about all things application development and deployment, data integration and digital business.

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