Whitepapers

Analyst Report: The Five Milestones to GDPR Success

With the looming GDPR deadline fast approaching, privacy and security professionals need to act now. However, the task may feel overwhelming, just knowing where to start and then how to develop a strategy that cost-effectively addresses the requirements. This April 2017 report, The Five Milestones to GDPR Success, from leading analyst Forrester Research, helps organizations answer these questions and lays out key milestones that must be achieved to hit the May 2018 GDPR deadline.
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Database Trends and Applications Cognitive Computing Supplement

The October 2017 issues of Database Trends and Applications featured a cognitive computing supplement where it named 20 “Cool Companies” in the cognitive space. Progress is proud to be featured alongside innovators like Amazon AI Services, Cloudera and MapR. Check out the list as well as an article about Progress’ cognitive strategy.

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Deliver Secure SQL Access for Enterprise APIs: For Enterprise Architects and ISVs

IT needs a fast way to SQL-enable their internal API layer for business intelligence.

Organizations are investing heavily in API layers to control authentication and data access from one place. However, enterprise data teams can’t access this data from their favorite BI tools such as IBM Cognos, OBIEE, TIBCO or MicroStrategy without complex custom coding.

As companies adopt multiple analytical and data management tools, SQL access to the enterprise API layer (or data access layer) is crucial. The ideal solution enables you to quickly build real-time access to your API layer from popular BI tools, while taking advantage of centralized API management capabilities.

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  • How to how to quickly integrate your internal API layer into leading tools such as Microsoft Excel, SAP BusinessObjects, IBM Cognos, Oracle Business Intelligence and others
  • What to look for in a connector SDK for delivering SQL clients (ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OLE-DB)
  • Steps to deliver custom SQL connectivity in under five days
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OpenEdge SQL and JDBC and ODBC Drivers

Technical Whitepaper: Progress OpenEdge SQL - Connection Failover

Connection Failover enables an application to connect to an alternate or backup database server if the primary database server is unavailable due to hardware failure or traffic overload. This document provides an overview of Connection Failover for applications using the Progress® OpenEdge® SQL engine and the Progress DataDirect® Connect Series for ODBC and JDBC drivers.
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Security Whitepaper: SSL/TLS Communication in OpenEdge

Technical Whitepaper: SSL/TLS Communication in Progress OpenEdge

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols that provide communications security over a computer network. It enables servers on either end of a connection to identify and authenticate or prove their identity for secure communication effectively preventing the interception and tampering of sensitive data.  This whitepaper shares important cryptographic protocol concepts around SSL/TLS, as well as details on how and when to integrate them into a Progress OpenEdge application environment. 
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Kendo UI Builder: Datasheet

An application’s user experience increasingly determines its effectiveness. Particularly with web scale applications, a poor UI/UX can undermine the business benefit of the application. Kendo UI Builder is the web productivity tool of choice for OpenEdge application developers. 
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Application Evolution

Capture the Business and Technology Trends of Today and Tomorrow.  From modernizing legacy solutions to learning new technology, Progress Services can empower you to evolve your applications to meet the needs of your users.
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OpenEdge Change Data Capture

Progress OpenEdge Change Data Capture Datasheet

The vast accumulation and subsequent dependency on data continues to accelerate at a rapid pace. Effectively keeping the multiple data sources housed within an organization updated is a cumbersome and time intensive process. Progress® OpenEdge® Change Data Capture, added to the family of database components with the release of OpenEdge 11.7, helps organizations to quickly identify, track and save data that has changed.
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Progress SaaS FastTrack

The shift from providing products to offering SaaS requires a substantial change in the business model. The approach promises to create new, more profitable revenue streams for ISVs, but requires existing software vendors evaluate their current business and determine what a successful SaaS business model will entail. The Progress SaaS FastTrack is an online tool designed to help you plan a successful SaaS business.  
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2017 Data Connectivity Outlook Survey

Research on the latest trends in database technologies

SaaS Adoption Increases from 62% to 79%

That’s just one of the findings in our 4th annual survey, based on responses from 1,200 participants around the world. 

Data continues to spread across a variety of sources. And SaaS adoption is increasing significantly, resulting in an explosion of cloud-created data.

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  • Use of RDBMS, big data, NoSQL and SaaS
  • Biggest data integration challenges
  • How standards can help solve data integration challenges
  • Current state of application adoption
  • Firewall concerns and solutions for connecting cloud and ground
  • Open analytics trend among ISVs
  • Data compliance requirements across industries
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Open vs Embedded Analytics

Open vs. Embedded Analytics: Decision Criteria for Cloud ISVs

Which Strategy is Best for You and Your Customers?

Eckerson Group gives you the insight you need to make the best choice for supporting advanced analytics.

Cloud application vendors are under pressure to provide multi-faceted support for analytics. Today’s customers expect more than just static reports or dashboards—they want interactive visual experiences that illuminate key data and trends.

In this paper, leading data and analytics research firm Eckerson Group dives into the pros and cons of open and embedded analytics. Cloud application vendors can discover where each approach fits into their strategy and use this knowledge to deliver support for advanced analytics.

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  • Advantages and disadvantages of each strategy from the customer’s perspective
  • Whether to build or buy data connectivity to support analytics
  • Recommendations for an analytics strategy that supports different types of users and companies.
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OpenEdge: Building Business Apps of the Future

OpenEdge: Building Business Applications of the Future

Whether you are a corporate titan or application provider to SMBs with niche markets, you need to continuously evolve your business applications to address current business demands and technology trends. Constantly innovating and staying ahead of trends, with OpenEdge, you can select the capabilities and technologies you need to keep you competitive while keeping costs in check. 
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Overview: Remote Instructor-Led Training

Progress remote instructor-led training courses are offered through a convenient, browser-based virtual classroom for an optimal hands-on learning experience. 

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Progress Global Connected CRM Leaders

There’s wide criteria for selecting a customer relationship management (CRM) system. When looking at characteristics of “Connected CRMs,” organizations must consider how well it can access external data and integrate into existing operational and data analytics systems. As a vendor-neutral software vendor for standard connectors across popular CRMs, Progress offers a unique, under-the-hood view of CRMs.

In this paper, Progress provides a comprehensive ranking and analysis of popular CRM solutions including support for open data standards and external data strategy. Insights into CRM value to seamlessly streamline work and increase user effectiveness, recommended vendors to support integration and analytics for CRM investments are included.
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Protecting Applications in a Challenging Environment

OpenEdge: Protecting Applications in a Challenging Environment

Each new Progress OpenEdge release makes significant strides to proactively secure your applications against emerging threats. The latest release, OpenEdge 11.7, will help customers and partners to strengthen security of business applications. With new security issues evolving all the time, staying current is one of the most effective ways to avoid putting yourself at risk for hidden vulnerabilities. This whitepaper focuses on how to enhance your application to secure running business OpenEdge applications.  

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Authorized Data Truncation

Authorized Data Truncation

Data that extends beyond its SQL width definition can cause query failures and limit the ability to obtain complete result sets. As a continuation of our efforts to deliver extensive SQL enhancements to Progress® OpenEdge® 11, customers will now find two new features to help better manage issues that may arise due to SQL width.  This technical whitepaper shares how to deal with SQL Width in the Progress OpenEdge RDBMS through Authentication Data Truncation (ADT).

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Autonomous Schema Update

Data that extends beyond its SQL width definition can cause query failures and limit the ability to obtain complete result sets. As a continuation of our efforts to deliver extensive SQL enhancements to Progress® OpenEdge® 11, customers will now find two new features to help better manage issues that may arise due to SQL width.  Read this technical whitepaper, Dealing with SQL Width in the Progress OpenEdge RDBMS: Autonomous Schema Update (ASU)
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Progress OpenEdge Dynamics: Application Modernization

Progress® OpenEdge® Dynamics, launched in the beginning of the new millennium, is an application productivity framework that enabled OpenEdge partners and customers to rapidly build applications by storing UI definitions in a repository. Over the past decade, OpenEdge customers have built many Dynamics-based enterprise applications that continue to be productive. What follows is guidance for these partners and customers on how to best utilize the current set of Progress technologies to keep their application fully operational, while evolving it to meet new market expectations.
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Whitepaper: Data Modernization

Many legacy systems simply can’t support the new information-powered economy. They need to be modernized. How do you make the data available until the future environment is ready?

In this whitepaper, David Loshin, recognized thought leader in all things data, explains how to balance new technology acquisition with bridging technologies for data connectivity to extend the life of legacy systems as replacement applications are adopted.

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Master Regulatory Compliance With Business Rules Management

Master Regulatory Compliance With Business Rules Management

Regulatory compliance is currently one of the most costly challenges faced by financial institutions. Specifically, they must satisfy a proliferation of quickly evolving regulatory specifications or face large fines, loss of reputation or even a liquidity crisis. Regulatory systems are a great burden on an organization’s architecture and employees, are expensive to support and are constantly changing; organizations must not only comply with legislation but to be able to prove they do. 
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