What can DataDirect do for Salesforce?

Progress DataDirect is the leader in real-time data connectivity and integration with the Salesforce Platform.

Salesforce Reports and Wave Trending with External Data

Salesforce users can now run reports that access external data from cloud and on-premise sources including warehouses, data marts, data lakes and more. With Salesforce Connect external objects, you get real-time connectivity that is self-service for Salesforce Report developers.

Popular reporting databases for Salesforce Connect External Data Sources:

  • Oracle Database 
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Greenplum
  • Amazon Redshift
  • IBM DB2
  • Hadoop Hive (including Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM BigInsights, and MapR)

Back office OData integration with Salesforce Connect (formerly Salesforce Lightning Connect)

Real-time and self-hosted, Hybrid Data Pipeline is the easiest way to connect Salesforce directly to databases behind the firewall using Salesforce Connect.

Popular back office data sources for Salesforce Connect:

  • Oracle Database 
  • Oracle EBS (E-Business Suite)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • IBM DB2 for I, z/OS, and LUW
  • JD Edwards
  • Oracle Siebel
  • Big Data in Hadoop Hive
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud (Eloqua)

Direct SQL access to Salesforce

Always compatible, DataDirect Salesforce ODBC and JDBC drivers work out-of-box to connect business intelligence and data integration applications directly to the latest Salesforce APIs, updated quarterly.

Popular applications that either embed or work with DataDirect Salesforce connectivity:

  • SAP Business Objects Data Services
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microstrategy
  • Tableau
  • Tibco Jaspersoft
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Informatica PowerCenter
  • IBM DataStage
  • Pentaho Data Integrator

Cloud OData integration with Salesforce Connect (formerly Salesforce Lightning Connect)

Hybrid Data Pipeline is the fastest way to connect Salesforce directly to leading SaaS applications, in real time without data duplication.

Popular cloud data sources for Salesforce Connect:

Customer Success Stories


Automated labor-intensive manual procedures involving numerous personnel and provided direct, high-performance connectivity to SQL Server from a UNIX-based Oracle database, based on Progress® DataDirect for Oracle.

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Using the Progress DataDirect OpenAccess SDK, VoltDB reduced its time to market by 50% versus using other solutions, developing a prototype in one month and releasing its new driver in just three months.

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Global leader in enterprise software for the construction industry needs to share Progress OpenEdge application data with third party BI tools. COINS leveraged OpenAccess to build a semantic layer on top of.

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United Kingdom’s Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) needed to complete end-of-day batch processes but were exceeding. the overnight window allowed for it. Native ODBC drivers lacked the performance to process.

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Featured Data Connectivity

Over 10,000 global enterprises in 160+ countries use DataDirect, including 96 of the Fortune 100 and over 350 ISVs worldwide