Director, Software Engineering, Progress
Brody Messmer, a Director of Software Engineering with Progress, leads the US development teams focused on data connectivity and integration. With over 15 years on the Progress DataDirect team, he's an expert on data connectivity and defined changes to both the ODBC and JDBC specs, and has hands on experience with all aspects of SDLC, including product management, architecture, performance, development, QA, installation, agile coaching and technical leadership.
Wed, 08 May | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
All the World’s a Database
We know OpenEdge is the best OLTP database. But just as there are many vehicles on the road, there are many databases, with their own strengths and weaknesses. DataDirect has decades of experience across on-premise, hybrid and cloud databases. In this interactive discussion, we’ll look at SQL, NoSQL, Big Data and cloud databases popular today, the reasons for these "fit for use" data stores, and how to ensure they don't become silos.
Thu, 09 May | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
The Great Data Migration to the Cloud
Enterprises today are rapidly adopting cloud storage and infrastructure, while still opting to retain sensitive business data inside their corporate firewall. Cloud ISVs often get requests to connect these database silos (big or relational) using technologies such as VPN or SSH tunneling. However, these approaches are difficult to manage and not engineered for accessing business data from the cloud. In this session, we’ll see how Progress Hybrid Data Pipeline (HDP) can offer an easier approach to connecting data.