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Application Evolution

Modernizing your application isn’t just a one-time event. Rapidly emerging requirements make ongoing application evolution imperative.

Choose Your Track to Successful Application Evolution

Just starting your journey? Let these resources help guide you along the way.

The Challenge

The Pace of Change is Accelerating

Some of the world’s most successful enterprises run business-critical applications developed years ago on Progress® OpenEdge®. However, to stay competitive in the modern business environment, enterprises need to meet emerging requirements such as:

Data growth driving increased need for storing, leveraging and connecting to data
Growing expectations for application user experiences
Demand for continuous availability of and access to critical applications and to data
Cloud deployment to increase flexibility and scalability

Evolving your application is the key to meeting these emerging requirements in an agile way.

...enterprises are creating technical debt and are subsequently amplifying the need to modernize applications as a result of their rapid development of digital solutions for COVID-19. This means that needs to modernize legacy applications will achieve increased urgency subsequent to the cessation of the pandemic because of the need to modernize applications that were rapidly created to solve pandemic-related business problems.

Arnal Dayaratna Research Director, Software Development, IDC

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The relationship with Progress is great. The responsiveness and professionalism—it helps us do what we need to do and focus on serving our customers.

Ajay Kamble CTO, Turtle & Hughes

In our migration to 12.1 we primarily focused on performance gains and giving a boost to our user experience. Moving to 12.2 continues that performance journey, while adding in that stability aspect with long-term support. That is especially critical for stabilizing our larger, more complex implementations in the markets we serve.

Morten Janum CIO and Vice President, Mark Information
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The Solution

Evolve Your App to Meet Today’s Imperatives

Today’s business, competitive and user demands fall into seven categories—or imperatives—
that evolving your OpenEdge application can help satisfy:

To evolve your application, you must break up monolithic application architecture into smaller components. Extend information and capabilities across many connections, devices and data sources to deliver new functionality and capitalize on an expanded ecosystem of technologies. In combination, these modifications empower a more efficient, agile development process.

OpenEdge Platform

Customers rely on OpenEdge to be the most innovative and reliable application development platform, learn how OpenEdge evolves with changing business needs.

Deploying the application to the cloud brings immediate benefits to the bottom line. Cloud-based apps provide increased performance, agility, security and scalability that increases IT productivity and accelerates time to market while simultaneously decreasing overall costs.

AWS Quick Start Availability

Progress OpenEdge is now available through AWS Quick Start, a recommended framework for deploying OpenEdge applications in the AWS Cloud.

Deployment Techniques

Explore OpenEdge Deployment Techniques to the Cloud through the AWS Quickstart

Evolving specific components of the OpenEdge RDBMS will provide better performance and management to achieve continuous uptime, extend data continuity capabilities or fortify security in case of a disaster or breach.

OpenEdge RRBMS Advanced Enterprise Edition (AEE)

Six great products that help better manage and continuously protect your data.

Progress Managed Database Administration (MDBA)

Experts that will take care of your database management tasks so you can dedicate your time elsewhere.

OpenEdge Pro2™

Real-time data replication for reporting and analytics purposes without disrupting business operations or risking application stability.

Progress DataDirect

Pull data from your OpenEdge application so you can use it for business intelligence, reporting or anything else.

High Availability involves making sure that the complete application can continue to function in the event of a disaster. Continued application availability includes technology resiliency through data integrity as well as the availability of the application infrastructure.

OpenEdge Replication

Avoid lost revenue, tarnished reputation and customer dissatisfaction that accompany database outages or unplanned downtime.

Protect systems from threats while complying with regulatory mandates. Security must also be considered when designing a continuous operations strategy to ensure high availability.

Security Health Check

Progress Services Security Health Check will assess your OpenEdge application and then implement improvements to minimize security vulnerabilities.

Good application User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) is leaves a positive impression with your audience. Consider the experience by examining your application’s UI and ask whether it provides the most engaging experience possible.

UI/UX Services

If your application’s user experience needs work, a modern user interface delivered with the help of our UI/UX team might be the ticket.

State Electric’s Application Evolution Journey

Take a real-world look at how one company modernized its customer experience with Progress—and how you could do the same.

Hear it From Customers

Curious how others are evolving their applications? See for yourself with these resources.

By sharing similar tools and techniques, the DevOps model empowers organizations to optimize resources and improve efficient throughout the application lifecycle, from conception to deployment. OpenEdge is designed to support DevOps’ goal of streamlining app delivery and improving the end product.

What’s New in OpenEdge

The latest version of OpenEdge helps you evolve your DevOps team and turn it into a streamlined, agile unit.

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Application Evolution

Modernizing your application is not a one-time event, it’s an ongoing evolution. The pace of change is rapidly increasing and the time to evolve your applications now. The Application Evolution process enables you to continually evolve your application as business requirements shift

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