At the end of the year, it’s nice to look back at what you’ve learned. And if you’ve been following Progress® DataDirect® on our blog, you’ve definitely learned a lot!
Today, we’ve compiled a list of the five most requested tutorials from our customers. Whether you are seeing these for the first time or you are just refreshing your memory, we hope these are helpful!
DataDirect is a trusted name in data connectivity, and many SQL server shops have come to rely on our ODBC drivers using Linked Server to federate data against sources such as DB2, Oracle, Sybase, Postgres, Informix and Progress® OpenEdge®. With the move to the cloud, however, many of these shops are looking for a real-time SQL connection to sources such as Salesforce.com and force.com.
Following up on Sumit’s tutorial, Idaliz Baez offers up another method to pull cloud data into your SQL server: Linked Server and Progress® DataDirect Cloud®. Better yet, setting up your DataDirect Cloud connection couldn’t be easier.
Upgrading your data organization doesn’t have to mean ditching beloved tools. Microsoft Access, for example, is an integral part of the workflow of many organizations, and the threat of abandoning it in order to adopt a new data source—such as MongoDB—is enough to convince many companies not to upgrade at all. Luckily, Microsoft Access supports ODBC, making it compatible with the entire suite of DataDirect ODBC data connectors.
No matter the problem you face, we have a solution. When it comes to Salesforce, for example, we have a solution for connecting outside data to Salesforce through Lightning Connect and DataDirect Cloud. We can also connect Salesforce data to BI tools like Tableau through ODBC. Now, you can add JDBC connectivity to Pentaho Data Integrator (PDI) to that list and enable real-time reporting of Salesforce data against back-office data via native JDBC.
Big Data technology goes fast. So fast that many articles on the subject are outdated before they are even published! This tutorial from Sumit Sarkar, however, is still going strong. In it, Sumit offers up a method of shifting “data gravity” back to Oracle applications by federating data from Hadoop Hive with the Oracle Database Gateway and the DataDirect Apache Hadoop Hive ODBC driver. This can allow you to perform lookups against historical transactional data in Hadoop without scheduling on-demand load jobs or physically moving data.
We’ve learned a lot in the past year, but the world of data connectivity keeps growing and moving forward. Make sure to stay tuned to our blog to keep up to date with all that we have going on in 2016 and beyond!
Jared Douglas is a Marketing Specialist at Progress, working on the DataDirect business. Since earning his Bachelor's degree at North Carolina State University, he has been responsible for coordinating content for the Data Connections blog and talking about the latest and greatest from the world of data connectivity and integration.
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