From working on data connectivity projects for a decade, I can say with certainty that hybrid cloud / on-premise environments have become the norm. And I'm hearing requirements for secure data connectivity to data stores that reside on-premise behind a fire wall; or in a public cloud server running on Amazon. Rather than open a database port, VPN, or SSH tunneling; you can expose that data using the DataDirect Cloud On-Premise Connector with real-time and direct ODBC/JDBC data connectivity. Today, we introduced support for OpenEdge 10.2B to 11.3, and Oracle, SQL Server and DB2 are coming soon using the same proven approach.
The DataDirect Cloud On-Premise connector capability certainly raises questions for the on-premise world, especially in very large enterprises. Last week, I demo'd the on-premise connector technology to Progress Software's CIO, Dave Benson, and his team. After addressing their security questions, the team saw the benefits with some current initiatives at Progress Software, and approved of the architecture. Progress IT recommends partnering IT with business sponsors for collaboration on data connectivity projects in case there are concerns around access to an IT managed database.
The prezi for my Progress Communities Webinar is followed by two live demos. First, I show the hosted version of Rollbase federating external objects directly from on-premise RDBMS, the ubiquitous OpenEdge sports database. Then, we can built a chart of items in the hosted SaaS BI application, Explore Analytics. Finally, to prove the direct real-time connectivity to on-premise; we update a federated record from Rollbase and re-run the charts in Explore Analytics to ensure the updated record is coming back. At this point, attendees will be mesmerized by the data connectivity!
Updates to on-premise data from hosted Rollbase.
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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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