Progress DataDirect
Partner Summit 2017

March 13, 2017 – Silicon Valley, CA

Hosted one day before Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose, CA



Join the world’s leading experts on data connectivity for an exciting day of fun, learning and networking. We’re obsessed with getting data for your application, cloud or platform, and want to share the latest roadmap for 2017-18. And we will share more about the recent launch of DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline and the initial feedback from cloud ISVs.

  • Learn about the latest data connectivity trends spanning big data to analytics
  • Hear directly from our product architects
  • Speak with our product and engineering leadership
  • Tell us what you like, and what you don’t like
  • Influence our roadmap to better align with yours

Insights from last year

Read more about Progress DataDirect Summit 2016 or hear what our partners said.

What Does Being an OEM Partner Mean to Our Partners?

What Does Being an OEM Partner Mean to Our Partners?

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What do our partners think about our future product?

What do our partners think about our future product?

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Why Attend

  • Preview what we’re building to accelerate your road maps and optimize your engineering resources

  • Network with other cool vendors facing similar challenges

  • Spend quality time with your engineering team (we consider ourselves part of your team)

  • Keep up with your competitors who've registered


Modern Data Access Strategies


1:00 - 1:45 pm PT: Hybrid Data Pipeline for Cloud Deployments

Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline is generally available for distribution within your cloud strategy. Join us for an overview of how other partners are distributing this technology for open analytics strategies or as a data gateway for cloud and on-premises data sources. Then we’ll discuss our vision so we can better align with your product roadmap.

2:00 - 2:45 pm PT: Product Enhancements and Roadmap Update for Big Data and Cloud

Join the product team to see the latest enhancements, features and connectors delivered in H2 2016, including items directly requested at previous Partner Summits. This discussion will include insights based on the features being requested to help predict and address your customer requests around data connectivity with RDBMS, NoSQL, Big Data and Hybrid Cloud.

3:00 - 3:45 pm PT: Industry REST API Debate: OData vs. GraphQL vs. ORDS

Learn the latest industry trends surrounding REST API standardization and what this means for your roadmap. OData is an OASIS standard REST API and has been established among tech companies such as Microsoft, SAP, CA, IBM and Salesforce. GraphQL was created by Facebook in 2015 and has already been deployed at tech companies such as Facebook, Shopify and Intuit. ORDS is the Oracle REST API and delivers similar standardization for Oracle-centric applications.

4:00 - 4:45 pm PT: Exclusive Partner View into Our Metrics and Statistics

DataDirect gets thousands of evaluations for our connectors and hybrid services each month. In this session, the product team will share unique insights and stories from this data, as well as our independent research, and what it means for you. We’ll also share data source rankings in terms of cost, popular cloud infrastructure deployments, survey insights and more. This data can provide a quantitative glimpse into how your competitors are going to market with data connectivity across different types of sources, industries, platforms, deployments and more.


Dion Picco

Dion Picco

General Manager

Sumit Sarkar

Sumit Sarkar

Chief Data Evangelist

 Mark Biamonte

Mark Biamonte

Senior Architect

 Dipak Patel

Dipak Patel

Senior Principal Product Manager

Jeffrey Leinbach

Jeffrey Leinbach

Principal Software Engineer

Speaker information is subject to change as we are finalizing the agenda.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California, 95110