Whitepapers

The Agile Architecture Revolution

The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT

Chapter 1: Introducing Agile Architecture
By: Jason Bloomberg

Deconstructing Agile, and rebuilding the concept in the context of organizations and their strategic goals, is what this first chapter, Introducing Agile Architecture, is all about. It’s about changing the Agile belief system and “making a case that the Agile Architecture Revolution is a true revolution.” Once you’ve deconstructed that belief system by holding it up to the light so you can see through the weak spots, you can learn from that experience and, ultimately, architect a better belief system—one that helps you achieve your business goals faster and more efficiently. 

In his book The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, Rest-based SOA and Mobile Computing are changing Enterprise IT," Mr. Bloomberg hopes to “open your eyes to new ways of thinking about technology, about business, and about change itself."
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Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business

Big Data Powers Big Business

Chapter 1: The Big Data Business Opportunity
Bill Schmarzo

In his book, Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business, Bill Schmarzo takes a business-centric approach toward the Big Data Movement and how it can impact your business. Explore the value drivers and key business initiatives for your business and how you can glean further insight to better understand your customers, market, and overall processes. Get the tools and guidance you need to start leveraging big data to drive business value in this complete how-to guide.

This month’s complimentary chapter, The Big Data Business Opportunity, introduces the business drivers behind this movement; learn about new data sources available to help inform your business and most importantly, how leading organizations are leveraging this data to transform their businesses.
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Engineering Software as a Service : An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing

Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing

Armando Fox and David Patterson 
Chapter 1: Introduction to SaaS and Agile Development

Our first featured book is for those of you interested in Software as a Service (SaaS.) "Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing" teaches essential Software Engineering skills via designing, building, testing, and deploying SaaS Web applications in the cloud. Jump on into cloud computing with this complimentary chapter: Introduction to SaaS and Agile Development.
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Ebook: Driving Growth With Next Generation Business Applications

See how Progress Pacific lets businesses rapidly build data-driven applications and deploy them on any cloud or device – without the cost and complexity of buying and managing underlying infrastructure.
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Data Sheet

Flyer: Standards-based MongoDB Data Connectivity

Using standards-based SQL, DataDirect for MongoDB lets you easily access, manage and integrate data stored in MongoDB, one of the fastest growing NoSQL data sources. The normalization of data takes place transparently, ensuring a natural consumption of data, with no impact to the application. Download this flyer to learn more.
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Addressing 5 Emerging Challenges for Big Data

Data is everywhere and companies need to know how to easily access it, analyze it and leverage it to make better, data-driven business decisions. Big data technologies are maturing and forward-thinking organizations understand the need to to pilot and adopt big data as a core component of the information management and analytics infrastructure. Big data, as a compendium of emerging disruptive tools and technologies, is positioned as the next giant leap in enabling integrated analytics in many common business scenarios. Read this paper to understand the top challenges organizations must overcome to adopt a successful big data program.
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White Papers

Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 3

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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White Papers

Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 2

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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White Papers

Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 1

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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Table Partitioning Improved Data Availability and Manageability

Solution Brief: Table Partitioning for Improved Availability and Manageability

Table Partitioning can greatly enhance the availability, manageability, and performance of almost any enterprise database.  It allows customer data to be better organized in storage, increasing the speed of data access and reducing total operational costs. 

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Whitepaper: The Top 5 Trends in BPM

Written by industry expert Neil Ward-Dutton, this revealing, information-packed report examines the top 5 trends we can expect to see in the BPM space in the coming months – including the emerging technology and supplier trends.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Improve Available and Manageability with Progress OpenEdge 11.4

Applications built with OpenEdge are reliable, easy-to-maintain, cost effective and service-enabled. With the release of OpenEdge 11.4, we focused on data availability and manageability updates.
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ABL

Overview: Advanced Business Language (ABL)

This product overview describes the technical specifications for Advanced Business Language (ABL), the programming language for Progress OpenEdge application development. OpenEdge developers can create one set of code to express business processes, and deploy it to multiple platforms, services and clients.
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Whitepaper: The Power of Synergy

This paper examines the intersection of BPM and BRMS technology on the Progress® OpenEdge® platform: what they are, how they interact, and why this is of key importance to the agility, accuracy, cost and compliance of your business process.
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Whitepaper: Accelerating Time to Value with OpenEdge BPM and Corticon

Gary Calcott examines the challenges faced by a mid-sized European company to adapt to rapid changes in the competitive landscape within a traditional system of business rule logic embedded within software code. The company leveraged Progress OpenEdge BPM along with Progress Corticon BRMS.
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eBook

eBook: The Power of Progress OpenEdge

Sparking Innovation: How Progress® OpenEdge® powers your business See for yourself how Progress OpenEdge delivers the continuous innovation your business needs in today’s ever-changing competitive landscape.
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Whitepaper: Platform-as-a-Service: Powering the Development and Deployment of New Applications

This independent research examines the current landscape of application development for mid-sized organizations. The survey results provide insight into benefits and future of a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud-based application development approach.
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White Papers

Flyer: DataDirect Breadth of Connectivity

A list of applications, databases and platforms supported by Progress DataDirect.
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White Papers

Overview: On-Premise Data Connectivity

The Progress DataDirect On-Premise Connector allows secure and real-time access to in-network data sources from anywhere, using real-time and direct ODBC/JDBC data connectivity through the DataDirect Cloud service.
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Solution Brief: Leveraging Your Systems of Record (SORs) with Progress Rollbase

Progress® Rollbase® can provide the flexibility your stable, trusted but brittle systems of record (SORs) require to create a more responsive and agile application development environment. Rollbase, part of Progress Pacific Platform as a Service (PaaS), provides a cloud-based automation layer that allows you to obtain information from customers from their mobile devices, laptops and transaction databases so you can analyze and anticipate their needs while enhancing their experience through an interconnected infrastructure. Doing so enables you to fully leverage your current systems of transactions and lets you cost-effectively set the stage for continuous innovation and competitive differentiation.
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