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Did you say DataDirect has a direct connection to query Salesforce.com and Database.com from ODBC intefaces? Yes. We work with customers and prospects every week that run their SAS intelligence on Progress DataDirect drivers through the SAS/Access interface for ODBC. They are now expanding connectivity to application data sources such as Salesforce.com with the Progress DataDirect Connect64 XE for ODBC Salesforce driver. There is a good chance this driver is already deployed or being evaluated in your organization today. Ask around!
Salesforce.com and Database.com will look like native SAS via relational data source
Why choose SAS/Access for ODBC? (from SAS website)
What are SAS shops saying about DataDirect Connect XE ODBC drivers for Salesforce with SAS?
How to get started today? 1. Download free 15 day trial of the DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC driver to integrate SAS/Access for ODBC to Salesforce. 2. Since we made Salesforce.com look and feel like a relational database, follow our tutorial for Superior ODBC Access from SAS on Linux. 3. Or call 1-800-876-3101 to speak with a live Solutions Consultant 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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