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


MicroStrategy, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, needs to sustain its market leadership as customers demand direct access to new types of data sources, such as Salesforce.com and Hive.

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A major supplier of business intelligence and corporate performance management software with more than 3,000 customers, BOARD needed a flexible and scalable connectivity solution to meet customer demands for cloud-based deployment options.

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Pacer Group leveraged DataDirect to provide ready access to raw data in Salesforce, Rootstock and Microsoft SQL Server following its move to the cloud. The ease of use of DataDirect connectors enabled Pacer Group to quickly develop apps that brought immediate benefits, including the ability to generate labels and barcodes up to 50% faster.

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The Resource Network, which helps organizations develop business initiatives, needed to tie together diverse data from multiple on-premise or cloud-based applications. Leveraging DataDirect OpenAccess for Salesforce, any ODBC-compliant application was enabled to access data sources at Salesforce.com in real time using SQL as the language.

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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