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Webinar: New Data Pipeline Transforms How Clouds Access Data

Webinar: New Data Pipeline Transforms How Clouds Access Data

October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Webinar- New Data Pipeline Transforms How Clouds Access Data

How will hybrid data access revitalize your cloud journey? Introducing Hybrid Data Pipeline, the industry’s first embeddable hybrid data access service.

55 percent of CIOs stated that their organizations would adopt a “cloud-first” strategy, according to data protection company Bitglass. With so much data still residing on systems behind a firewall, higher value cloud projects tend to require integration, which slows the time to market for cloud adoption. To solve this problem, Progress has released the industry’s first embeddable hybrid data access service, Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline. This launch will change the way organizations think about cloud.

DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline will “disrupt the disruption” from cloud applications by providing direct SQL (ODBC or JDBC) or REST (OData) standards-based data access for hybrid cloud and on-premises architectures, completely changing the way cloud applications access external data. This lightweight data access service lets you overcome back office integration objections that come with adopting cloud technologies.

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Who Uses our Hybrid Connectivity for Secure Data Access?

Organizations have stored and used data in on-premises systems for decades now from behind a firewall, and it’s growing in size with new big data initiatives. The company firewall creates a challenge when it comes to integrating that high value business data with today’s cloud infrastructure.

Intuit, for example, wanted to migrate to Salesforce, but they had used Siebel CRM for over 20 years. This made eliminating the heritage infrastructure infeasible. Instead, they made their Siebel data available as an OData feed, using Progress DataDirect Cloud (a hosted version of Hybrid Data Pipeline), which they could integrate with Salesforce. This saved countless hours for the Sales team, who could then access all their data from the cloud using a single Salesforce interface.

3 Key Benefits of Hybrid Data Pipeline

Solutions such as Intuit’s underscore the value of the Hybrid Data Pipeline. It enables standards-based solutions that avoid opening ports in your company’s firewall, yet still enables a flexible, secure connection with minimal coding and maximum impact. This allows companies to rest easy with the assurance that their business data residing in on-premises systems is safe and available on demand, without having to replicate it into the cloud. This is critical for cloud projects that need access to sensitive data in a world where cloud security is of paramount concern.

How Hybrid Data Pipeline Works

  • Firewall-friendly connectivity: Access high-value on-premises data securely behind any firewall with minimal implementation effort for your customers and prospects
  • Single interface to cloud data sources: Get fast, scalable connectivity to a wide variety of popular cloud applications like Salesforce.com, Oracle Sales Cloud, Marketo and Google Analytics
  • Standard SQL/REST access: Deploy a complete hybrid data access layer for your data source exposing open, standard interfaces to connect BI tools over SQL (ODBC/JDBC) or other cloud and mobile apps over REST (OData)

To get more details around Hybrid Data Pipeline, watch this video:

Watch as Data History Is Made in Our Webinar

Get a firsthand look at the future of hybrid connectivity—access to data behind the firewall—the latest innovation in cloud connectivity.

Hybrid Data Pipeline Webinar


During this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • Rise of hybrid clouds: Pain points that our customers are experiencing
  • Why Hybrid Data Pipeline: Real-life use cases that drove demand for this release, including Salesforce Connect
  • How this release helps you solve the main challenges of the hybrid clouds

Live Demo: Be one of the first to watch a live demo of Hybrid Data Pipeline, and see how accessing hybrid data sources brings new potential to your cloud journey.

Get an overview of the main product features, including real-time access to data sources, behind a firewall or in the cloud; single API to any data source across SQL or REST; flexible deployment to popular cloud platforms; and firewall friendly data access without any network configuration.

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Be part of the webinar action! Follow the conversation with real-time Q&A from Progress DataDirect experts. Use the hashtag #AskDataDirect to participate.

Space Is Limited, Grab Your Seat Now

We are expecting that this topic will change the data connectivity ecosystem as we know it. If you are interested and want to stay at the forefront of innovation, register for the webinar and stay ahead of your competition. Organizations that fully leverage their legacy and cloud data in harmony using standards-based hybrid connectivity will inevitably gain the competitive edge.

Register for the Webinar

Sumit Sakar

Sumit Sarkar

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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