When you talk about application development, it’s not just about building great, feature-rich apps. You have to look at your app in a big-picture way to figure out how it helps solve a problem and adds value to the business. It’s an essential advantage in the marketplace when you have the ability to respond to users and customers to quickly build mobile, web and enterprise apps. But you also need a way to better manage data connectivity, integration and warehousing so you can fully leverage your business intelligence tools.
To build a truly powerful biz app, you need it to be able to quickly and easily connect to all your data sources and data types. But in a world of “need it now” requests, you and your team can’t afford to custom code one data connection at a time for your company, or for your company’s customers.
In other words, the application development process is only part of the equation for success.
That’s why a cloud-based, platform as a service (PaaS) approach is such an effective approach to application development and deployment. A trusted provider gives you all the tools you need at your fingertips:
This technological triptych lets you rapidly build applications with access to the right data so your business becomes truly driven by data and equipped with the ability to extract the insight needed to go to the next level.
One of the advantages of a cloud-based data connectivity service is that you can easily connect to a wide array of on premise, relational and cloud databases to Software as a Service (SaaS), SQL and NoSQL, social, and other big data sources. With best-in-class data access technology, you can build powerful, data-driven business apps quickly and securely, without complex firewall configuration. As a result, you become an IT superstar, reducing the cost of IT support and better able to meet new business requirements on the fly.
Curious to know more? Take a quick video tour of Progress® DataDirect Cloud™, part of the Progress® Pacific™ platform. Check out the easy-to-use interface to see how you can simplify and accelerate one the most time-consuming app dev tasks—connecting to the data sources you need.
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