Opening Up Your Financial Applications


Access data in financial applications from popular reporting and analysis tools such as Microsoft Access, Excel, Brio, Crystal Reports, and from EAI/EII platforms such as WebSphere and WebLogic.

Issues and Alternatives

Financial applications manage and visualize data specific to the functions the end users are trying to accomplish. They do this through proprietary front-ends and object-oriented data models. Many fail to provide the connectivity required to get real-time data into popular tools and platforms. These tools require ODBC, OLE DB, or JDBC connectivity in order to bring data in without any custom programming.


Using DataDirect OpenAccess SDK, you can quickly enable universal access to your financial data by implementing a custom ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, or .NET driver for your platform. This allows commercial applications like Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports, Brio and any other ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, or ADO.NET compliant application to access data from your data source.


DataDirect OpenAccess SDK provides the framework, pre-built components, and SQL engine to quickly allow one or more data source (s) to be exposed as a single logical data source that behaves like a SQL compliant RDBMS database with standardized APIs, including ODBC, OLE DB, ADO.NET, JDBC, and Web Services. See Opening Up Your Financial Applications (.pdf) for more implementation details.


Provide customers and end-users with real-time access to financial application data from off-the-shelf commercial tools like Microsoft Access, Excel, Crystal Reports, WebLogic, and WebSphere. Quickly get a functional driver out to customers based on proven technology