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Infosphere DataStage is one of the top data integration platforms from a data connectivity perspective since most sources and targets are fueled by DataDirect ODBC connectivity. This includes our streaming bulk load (without landing flat files) functionality for faster loads into popular RDBMS such as SQL Server from Unix/Linux.
I have been working with an increasing number of DataStage shops looking for expanded connectivity to SaaS applications using flexible ODBC access direct to Salesforce, Veeva CRM, Eloqua, Oracle RightNow and Marketo. DataDirect delivers SaaS data connectivity that is built from the same framework as relational ODBC drivers already bundled with DataStage today.
Below are steps to integrate additional DataDirect ODBC drivers with DataStage:
Information Server Designer Client ODBC connection to SaaS
1. Download free 15 day trial of the DataDirect Connect64 XE for ODBC Salesforce drivers or try the DataDirect Cloud Connectivity Service to integrate an unlimited number of applications with SaaS data sources.
2. Or call 1-800-876-3101 to speak with a systems engineer to learn how other organizations are making progress with DataDirect Connect Salesforce integration.
Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.
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