In November of 2014, our colleague Sumit Sarkar wrote a post in Data Connections about Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, which enables businesses to quickly bring external data into any Salesforce.com application. He wrote about how the Progress® DataDirect Cloud® real-time connectivity service complements Lightning Connect with powerful OData connectivity from Salesforce and Force.com applications to External Data Objects like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. And how data integration between legacy systems is now super fast and easy.
Since last year we’ve been working in tandem with Salesforce and will continue to maintain lockstep with their products. In fact, if you need a solution today, DataDirect Cloud supports Lightning Connect and has since last year. There’s no need to wait for existing databases or SaaS applications to offer an OData endpoint. Progress DataDirect Cloud provides the connectivity between Lightning Connect and any of our 20+ data sources. Try it now.
Second, DataDirect Cloud has the ability to let you rapidly access on-premise data from Salesforce without changing the network configuration or opening up ports through your firewall. This allows you to maintain database security and at the same reduce implementation time and costs.
DataDirect Cloud has a wide variety of connectivity for Lightning Connect, from Oracle and SQL Server databases, to IBM DB2 running on a mainframe -- even big data and NoSQL databases. Of course, not all data is stored in on-premise databases, so DataDirect Cloud also provides connectivity to popular cloud-based SaaS applications, including Marketo and Eloqua, to name a few.
Find out for yourself how easy it is to use DataDirect Cloud data integration and connectivity services. Click here to start testing your first integration today!
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