DataDirect Product Lifecycle

Life Cycle Phases

Active phase for a release begins with its General Availability (GA). Active phase product releases are fully supported. While a release is in Active phase, regular cumulative bugfix updates (patches) are released to customers. The frequency of such product updates is at Progress’ discretion. Typically, bugfix updates for the most current active version are released bi-weekly. The frequency of product updates for other active versions is reduced. Product updates are available to all customers with a current Subscription or a Maintenance and Support Contract.

When problems are found using an Active phase release, Progress will work with customers towards an appropriate resolution if their licenses are covered under a current Maintenance and Support Contract. Progress reserves the right to recommend that a customer upgrade to the more recent version of Progress Products if their specific problem is addressed in that/those versions.

A Progress Product will remain in Active phase for a minimum of 12 months from its GA release date.

Sunset (Mature) phase follows the Active phase. Technical support is available for all Sunset releases. Only critical product updates are provided during the Sunset phase, at discretion of Progress. Progress reserves the right to recommend that a customer upgrade to the more recent version of Progress Products if their specific problem is addressed in that/those versions.

Note: Product updates released during Active and Sunset phases do not introduce any new features or enhancements. Further, any bugfixes that may break functionality or backward compatibility of the current release will only be considered for subsequent official product releases, unless they address security vulnerabilities.

A Progress Product will remain in Sunset phase for a minimum of 12 months from its GA release date.

Once a product version enters the Retired phase, Progress will carry no obligation to provide technical support or product updates for this version. If problems are found using products in the Retired phase, Progress will exercise commercially reasonable good-faith efforts through its Product Support group to resolve customer issues and answer customer questions for Retired versions for customers with current Maintenance and Support contracts. This includes the possibility of an update solely at the discretion of Progress and for a fee (based on an assessment of the effort required by Progress). However, the availability of knowledge and skills to diagnose and resolve issues on Retired phase products is NOT guaranteed. Further, retired products have no assurance of security updates. For these reasons upgrading from a retired product is *strongly* recommended. Please contact support and product management for guidance.

 

Active Mature Retired
Technical support Yes Yes Yes (1)
Hot fixes Yes Yes
Service packs Yes

(1) Best attempt support. The product is not fully supported, but Technical Support provides help where possible.

Note: The Active date is when the initial release (such as 4.2) took place. There may have been subsequent Service Packs issued for that release; these do not affect the Active date or the overall version life cycle.

Progress® DataDirect Connect® for ODBC

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect for ODBC products:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Aha! 8.0 Sep-2020 N/A TBD
Amazon Redshift 8.0 Nov-2017 N/A TBD
Autonomous REST Connector 8.0 Mar-2019 N/A TBD
Btrieve 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Cassandra 8.0 Dec-2016 N/A TBD
Clipper 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
DB2 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
DBase 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
FoxPro 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
GitHub 8.0 Sep-2020 N/A TBD
Google Analytics 8.0 Dec-2020 N/A TBD
Google BigQuery 8.0 Nov-2019 N/A TBD
Greenplum 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Hive 8.0 Mar-2017 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Mar-2017 Mar-2019
HubSpot 8.0 Dec-2020 N/A TBD
Impala 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Informix 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Informix Client 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM, ERP, F&O) 8.0 Sep-2020 N/A TBD
Microsoft SharePoint 8.0 Dec-2020 N/A TBD
MongoDB 8.0 Jun-2015 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Jun-2015 Dec-2018
MySQL 8.0 Jun-2021 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Jun-2021 Jun-2022
OpenEdge 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Oracle Database Client 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Oracle Database Wire Protocol 8.0 Apr-2017 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Apr-2017 Apr-2019
Oracle Service Cloud 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
PostgreSQL 8.0 Nov-2021 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Nov-2021 Nov-2022
Salesforce 8.0 Mar-2019 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Mar-2020 Mar-2021
SAP ASE (Sybase) 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
SAP IQ (Sybase IQ) 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
SAP S4 HANA 8.0 Sep-2020 N/A TBD
Snowflake 8.0 Mar-2020 N/A TBD
Spark SQL 8.0 Aug-2015 N/A TBD
SQL Server 8.0 Jul-2018 N/A TBD
7.1 Oct-2012 Jul-2018 Jul-2020
SQL Server Legacy 7.1 Oct-2012 Jul-2018 Dec-2018
TeamCity 8.0 Sep-2020 N/A TBD
Teradata 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Text 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
XML 7.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
All Drivers 7.0 Feb-2012 Oct-2012 Jun-2016
All Drivers 6.1 Aug-2010 Feb-2012 Aug-2014
All Drivers 6.0 Mar-2009 Aug-2010 Feb-2012
All Drivers 5.3 Mar-2007 Mar-2009 Aug-2010
All Drivers 5.2 Jun-2006 Mar-2007 Mar-2009
All Drivers 5.1 May-2005 Jun-2006 Mar-2007
All Drivers 5.0 May-2004 May-2005 Jun-2006

Progress® DataDirect Connect® for JDBC

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect for JDBC products:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Aha! 6.0 Jun-2020 N/A TBD
Amazon Redshift 5.1 Apr-2015 N/A TBD
Autonomous REST Connector 6.0 Dec-2018 N/A TBD
Cassandra 6.0 Mar-2016 N/A TBD
DB2 5.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
GitHub 6.0 Jun-2020 N/A TBD
Google Analytics 6.0 Oct-2020 N/A TBD
Google BigQuery 6.0 Aug-2019 N/A TBD
Greenplum 6.0 Sep-2020 N/A TBD
5.1 Oct-2012 Sep-2020 Sep-2022
Hive 6.0 Nov-2017 N/A TBD
5.1 Oct-2012 Nov-2017 Nov-2020
HubSpot 6.0 Oct-2020 N/A TBD
Impala 5.1 Nov-2014 N/A TBD
Informix 5.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
JIRA 6.0 Jul-2019 N/A TBD
Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM, ERP, F&O) 6.0 Aug-2020 N/A TBD
Microsoft SharePoint 6.0 Aug-2020 N/A TBD
MongoDB 6.1 Jul-2021 N/A TBD
6.0 Jun-2015 Jul-2021 Dec-2022
5.1 Apr-2015 Jun-2015 Dec-2018
MySQL 5.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
OpenEdge 5.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Oracle Database Wire Protocol 6.0 Apr-2017 N/A TBD
5.1 Oct-2012 Dec-2018 Dec-2020
Oracle Eloqua 6.0 Dec-2017 N/A TBD
Oracle Sales Cloud 6.0 Dec-2017 N/A TBD
Oracle Service Cloud 5.1 Dec-2014 N/A TBD
PostgreSQL 6.0 Sep-2021 N/A TBD
5.1 Oct-2012 Oct-2021 Oct-2022
Salesforce 6.0 Dec-2018 N/A TBD
5.1 Oct-2012 Dec-2018 Dec-2020
SAP ASE (Sybase) 5.1 Oct-2012 N/A TBD
Sap S4HANA 6.0 Aug-2020 N/A TBD
Snowflake 6.0 Sep-2021 N/A TBD
Spark SQL 6.0 Aug-2015 N/A TBD
SQL Server 6.0 Jul-2018 N/A TBD
5.1 Oct-2012 Jul-2018 Jul-2020
TeamCity 6.0 Jun-2020 N/A TBD
All Drivers 5.0.0 Feb-2012 Oct-2012 Jun-2016
All Drivers 4.2.0 Aug-2010 Feb-2012 Aug-2014
All Drivers 4.1.0 Oct-2009 Aug-2010 Feb-2012
All Drivers 4.0.0 Aug-2008 Oct-2009 Aug-2010
All Drivers 3.7.0 Apr-2007 Aug-2008 Oct-2009
All Drivers 3.6.0 May-2006 Apr-2007 Aug-2008
All Drivers 3.5.0 May-2005 May-2006  Apr-2007 

Progress® DataDirect Connect® for ADO.NET 

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect for ADO.NET:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Connect for ADO.NET 4.3 Mar-2018 N/A TBD
4.2 Sep-2015 Mar-2018 Mar-2019
4.1 Oct-2013 Sep-2015 Oct-2016
4.0 Jun-2012 Oct-2013 Jun-2015
3.5 Oct-2010 Jun-2012 Mar-2014
3.3 Aug-2009 Oct-2010 Jun-2012
3.2 Dec-2008 Aug-2009 Oct-2010
3.1 Apr-2007 Dec-2008 Aug-2009
3.0 May-2006 Apr-2007 Dec-2008

Progress® DataDirect® Hybrid Data Pipeline

The table below outlines the current release and availability of HDP:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Hybrid Data Pipeline 4.6 Jul-2019 N/A TBD
4.5 Dec-2018 Jul-2019 Dec-2019
4.4 Jul-2018 Dec-2018 Jul-2019
4.3 Mar-2018 Jul-2018 Mar-2019
4.2 Oct-2017 Mar-2018 Jun-2019
4.1 May-2017 Oct-2017 May-2019
4.0 Oct-2016 May-2017 Dec-2018

Progress® DataDirect® OpenAccess™

The table below outlines the current release and availability of OpenAccess:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
OpenAccess SDK 8.1 Sep-2016 N/A TBD
8.0 Dec-2014 Sep-2016 Mar-2019
7.2 Sep-2013 Dec-2014 Sep-2016
7.1 Apr-2012 Sep-2013 Apr-2015
7.0 Jun-2011 Apr-2012 Jun-2014
6.0 May-2008 Jun-2011 Apr-2012
5.6 Jul-2007 May-2008 Jun-2011
5.6 May-2005 Jul-2007 May-2008

Progress® DataDirect® SequeLink®

The table below outlines the current release and availability of SequeLink:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
SequeLink® Manager 32-bit 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® ODBC Client 32-bit 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® ODBC Client 64-bit 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® 6.0 ODBC Socket 32-bit 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® 6.0 JDBC Socket 32-bit 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® 6.0 ODBC Socket 64-bit 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® JDBC Client 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 TBD
SequeLink® ADO.NET Client 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 DB2 Universal Database Service (32-bit and 64-bit) 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 Informix Service (32-bit) 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 Oracle Service (32-bit and 64-bit) 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 SQL Server Service (32-bit and 64-bit) 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 Sybase Service (32-bit and 64-bit) 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 Server on z/OS 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® 6.0 Server on z/OS UNIX System Services 6.0 Apr-2008 May-2018 May-2020
SequeLink® (All Products) 5.5 Jul-2005 Apr-2008 May-2018

Progress® DataDirect® Data Integration Suite

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Data Integration Suite:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Progress® DataDirect® XML Converters® 6.2 Jun-2013 N/A TBD
6.0 Sep-2011 Jun-2013 Jun-2015
5.0 Oct-2009 Sep-2011 Sep-2013
4.1 May-2009 Oct-2009 Oct-2011
4.0 Dec-2008 May-2009 May-2011
Progress® DataDirect XQuery® 5.0 Oct-2009 N/A TBD
4.0 May-2009 Oct-2009 Oct-2011
3.1 Dec-2007 May-2009 May-2011
Stylus Studio® - for new versions and support info: Visit Stylus Studio X15 XML Enterprise Suite 2013 Jun-2013 May-2016 May-2018
XML Enterprise Suite 2011 Oct-2010 Jun-2013 Jun-2015
XML Enterprise Suite 2010 Oct-2009 Oct-2010 Oct-2012
XML Enterprise Suite 2009 May-2009 Oct-2009 Oct-2011

Progress® DataDirect® Connect64® for SSIS

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect64 for SSIS:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Progress® DataDirect® Connect64® for SSIS 1.0 May-2007 May-2009 May-2011

Progress® DataDirect® Connect OLE DB™

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect OLE DB:

Product Release Latest Product Update (U) Life Cycle by Product Release
Active Sunset (Mature) Retired
Progress® DataDirect® Connect OLE DB™ 2.7 May-2002 May-2004 May-2006
2.6 May-2001 May-2002 May-2003
2.5 Feb-2000 May-2001 May-2002
2.1 Mar-1999 Feb-2000 Feb-2001
2.0 Nov-1998 Mar-1999 Mar-2000