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Flyer: DataDirect Breadth of Connectivity

A list of applications, databases and platforms supported by Progress DataDirect.
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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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Data Sheet

Overview: Progress Corticon High Performance Batch Processor

When used alone, Corticon Business Rules Server ("Corticon Server") provides scalable, high performance transaction processing via a stateless, request/response architecture. This is ideally suited for online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, using either XML Web Services, or in-process Java or .NET. Using this architecture, a calling application sends a payload to a target decision service. The Corticon Server processes the payload by executing the rules within the target decision service, and then returns a response, including both resulting data and an audit trail indicating the rules that fired.
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Solution Brief: The Turnkey Solution to Complex Data Integrations

Many of the applications enterprises rely on for data reside in the cloud, but there is no standard way to access that data. Progress DataDirect Cloud is a data connectivity service delivered from the cloud.
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Overview: OpenEdge RDBMS

Whether you use Windows, Linux, or any major UNIX system, one key answer is: by deploying your services and applications on Progress® OpenEdge® RDBMS. This is a high-performance, relational database that scales from single-user laptop systems to massive multiprocessing environments that support thousands of concurrent users and terabytes of data.
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Whitepaper: DataDirect for Business Intelligence and Analytics Vendors

Providers of business intelligence software and services need to deliver leading-edge solutions to customers that offer a comprehensive view of the business and the ability to discover trends, visualize their impact, and display findings with real-time business dashboards. This solution brief describes how Progress DataDirect provides easy, unified access to a wide variety of data sources, with seamless connectivity to both cloud and on-premise data helping to reduce maintenance headaches and costs while providing an optimal BI solution to your customers.
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Whitepaper: Accelerate Time to Value and Increase Business Flexibility

Nucleus Research found Progress OpenEdge customers and partners deliver application innovation at a faster pace and lower overall cost than competing development environments.
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Whitepaper: Seven reasons to build business applications on BPM technology

This new report from MWD Advisors outlines the seven key benefits ISVs can achieve by building their business applications on BPM technology
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Whitepaper: Progress DataDirect Connect Advanced ODBC and JDBC Access To Salesforce Data

In the 'terrestrial' world of enterprise computing, organizations depend on advanced JDBC and ODBC technologies to provide efficient, high-performance access to relational data. And when it comes to cloud-centric data access, enterprise IT organizations expect the same levels of functionality and performance they enjoy in traditional data access architectures.
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Whitepaper: Getting Started with Progress OpenEdge in the Amazon Cloud - A Three-Part Series

If you are considering making use of the services available from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in order to run your OpenEdge application, then this series of papers are for you. Each paper provides a detailed step-by-step set of instructions to aid you in getting started quickly and easily.
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Whitepaper: How Business Rule Automation Helps Insurers Deal With Digital Disruption

Insurers are facing a perfect storm of change, driven by digital industry disruption. Your customers' expectations and habits are changing; the forces acting on your business model are changing, particularly in relation to distribution; and your competition is changing. All these factors together are creating a business and technology environment characterized by greater customer power and competition; and greater need to build closer customer relationships across multiple channels. Read this whitepaper to learn how a Business Rules Management system (BRMS) can help insurers automate and manage business rules, giving them the potential implement policies and rules faster, lower IT implementation costs; reduce the turnaround time for change requests; reduce the costs of unplanned changes and bug fixing, and lower the cost of compliance.
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Corticon Business Rules Server

Overview: Corticon Business Rules Server

As part of the Progress Corticon Business Rules Management System (BRMS) product suit, the Corticon Business Rules Server. It deploys and runs decision services designed in Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio and executes data access requests with Corticon Enterprise Data Connector (EDC). When used together, these products provide a complete platform for managing the lifecycle of decisions across the enterprise.
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Whitepaper: Healthcare Transformation and the Role of Business Rule Automation

Healthcare industry structures are changing as the roles of public and private sector entities shift and recombine; in markets like the US, new delivery models are being developed in the quest to change financial incentives in the industry from being volume-based to being value-based. Read this white paper to learn how a Business Rules Management system (BRMS) can help automate and manage business rules, giving organizations the potential implement policies and rules faster, lower IT implementation costs; reduce the turnaround time for change requests; reduce the costs of unplanned changes and bug fixing, and lower the cost of compliance.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Application Evaluation

Application Evaluation is a unique offering to help understand where you want to take your business and to align your existing OpenEdge application, both technically and commercially, with your strategy.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Type 5 JDBC Drivers vs. Type 4 at a Glance

Type 5 JDBC drivers offer the same client-side, single-tier, 100% Java architecture of Type 4 JDBC drivers, but address the limitations of many of the Type 4 JDBC drivers available today.

 

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Data Sheet

Overview: Integrate Applications with Reporting Tools and BI Analytics

Read about high-performance connectivity to your OpenEdge applications.
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Whitepaper: Accessing the Progress OpenEdge AppServer from Progress Rollbase Using the JSDO

Learn How to User Progress Rollbase to Access Progress OpenEdge. The Progress OpenEdge Mobile JavaScript Data Object (JSDO) can be used to access the OpenEdge AppServer and the OpenEdge Database from JavaScript. This technical white paper describes how to call the JSDO from a Rollbase Web application.
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Whitepaper: DataDirect Connect Advantages: Increased Performance and Reduced Costs

Doing More with What You Have For many application developers, processing capacity is a limiting factor, especially when onboarding new user groups or projects. In these types of scenarios, balancing the risks of application performance degradation (and user dissatisfaction) with the risks of inflated IT infrastructure costs, are an ongoing concern that consumes valuable time, resources, and money.
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Whitepaper: Evaluate the Economic Impact of the Progress OpenEdge Platform

Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact that Progress users may realize from building an application on the Progress® OpenEdge® platform versus an alternative (non-Progress) platform. This study found that the estimated cost of building an application on the Progress platform and bringing it to market is 40% faster with 30% cost savings verses alternative platforms.
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