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2018 Data Connectivity Annual Report 2018

2018 Data Connectivity Annual Report

Research on the latest trends and challenges in database technologies.

The 2018 report benchmarks how organizations are handling the rapidly changing landscape of disruptive data sources, takes an in-depth look at where organizations are on their data connectivity journey and uncovers the challenges they face.

Key findings include:

  • NoSQL adoption increased from 57% to 68% and big data from 61% to 68%
  • 44% are challenged with integrating cloud data with on-premises data
  • Tableau (22%), Power BI (18%) and Qlik (16%) are leading the data visualization market
  • Rapid cloud adoption is driving the need for real-time hybrid connectivity
  • Businesses are opening analytics to address the increased demand for data visualization and complex analytics

And much more…

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The New Mobile Development Landscape

Mobile development is still a young field. At first, there weren’t many options for building apps. Now, there are hundreds of different frameworks and platforms—and nobody knows which are great and which are worthless. You need to be smart as you choose your framework. That’s why we’ve created this eBook—to help you make smarter choices about how you build modern mobile apps. This eBook covers:

  • The modern mobile development landscape
  • Making the transition between different frameworks or platforms
  • Testing your mobile apps
  • Building a backend for your mobile app
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Data APIs

Data APIs: Gateway to DataDriven Operation and Digital Transformation

In today’s digital business landscape, data is fragmented and scattered across various systems. Pulling all this data together is a significant challenge, and with businesses constantly implementing new data sources, cloud environments and other systems, integration complexities are multiplying quickly.

Enterprises have traditionally resorted to APIs to solve the point-to-point integration problems, but data scientists and data engineers have lost access to the raw tabular data and thus to analytics/BI. Data connectivity drivers (such as ODBC and JDBC connectors) effectively act as data APIs, enabling businesses to solve this unique challenge of exposing data for BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, Cognos, etc.

To learn more, check out this research paper from GigaOm.
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How to REST-enable Your Mainframe

How to REST-Enable Your Mainframe

Mainframes continue to play a key role in data storage for business-critical applications that can’t have downtime. However, today’s challenge is to safely access mainframe data for use across the enterprise, in custom applications, webpages and off-the-shelf app integration. That requires modernizing data access to IBM DB2 for z/OS.

Read this whitepaper to learn:

  • Why REST, and by extension, OData, are the solution
  • Options to REST-enable DB2 on z/OS
  • The critical role DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline plays in REST-enabling IBM z/OS
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The Business Value of Kinvey

Kinvey has helped many organizations dramatically improve the quality of their mobile presence. This whitepaper demonstrates how clients have used Progress Mobility to launch their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) app in record time and with high levels of user adoption and exceptional app ratings. Achieve your mobile goals faster by focusing on innovation rather than infrastructure with Progress.
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OData: The Fastest Way to RESTify Your Databases

OData: The Fastest Way to RESTify Your Databases

REST APIs have become increasingly popular for accessing enterprise data from web and mobile applications. But are REST APIs good enough? You still need a different client codebase for every REST API in use, which can quickly become a technical burden.

Read this whitepaper to learn:

  • Why you need to RESTify databases
  • Why companies are using OData
  • How your enterprise can RESTify your databases via OData
  • What role DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline plays in this process
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Why Progress Kinvey?

Why use a serverless backend like Kinvey? We recently surveyed our customers to find out. From masking system complexity from developers and users to being able to react quickly to feedback, Kinvey can improve your app development process significantly. Download this infographic today and see how other businesses are benefitting from using Kinvey.
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Backend-as-a-Service vs. API Management

For mobile app developers, the library is the API they care about. Rather than coding mobile-specific features to a REST or SOAP API, client libraries provide developers prebuilt features that can be consumed by their application. To learn more, download this whitepaper.
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Mobilize Sharepoint Data Instantly with Kinvey

Many businesses use SharePoint but have trouble accessing this data in the modern mobile world. Download this whitepaper to see how Kinvey's out-of-the-box connector lets you quickly and securely expose SharePoint data to mobile apps.
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OpenEdge CDC and the ETL Process

Technical Whitepaper: OpenEdge Change Data Capture and the ETL Process

Keeping the multitude of data sources housed within an organization updated is a cumbersome and time intensive process. Having accurate data at your fingertips helps drive business success, and the ability to precisely capture changes and efficiently export and synchronize those changes with data repositories and warehouses enhances visibility and operational productivity.
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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.

Download the whitepaper to learn:

  • 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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Why You Need a New Mobile Architecture

If your existing web architecture doesn't support unique mobile needs, now is the time for change. This whitepaper outlines how Kinvey provides a new mobile architecture that enables delivery of these new enterprise applications with rapid development times and consistency for IT.
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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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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.

Read the report to learn:

  • 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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Kinvey Cloud Services Security Overview

Security and privacy are major concerns when it comes to enterprise mobile applications, which is why the Kinvey application development platform was built with this in mind. To learn more, download the complete whitepaper.
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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.

Download the whitepaper to learn:

  • 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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Enterprise Backend-as-a-Service Checklist

While building a great mobile app is hard, selecting the right mobile application development platform can make it easier. This checklist goes over all the important feature and platform considerations that organizations should explore as they look for the ideal platform to power their future mobility initiatives.
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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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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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Enterprise Data Connectivity: Build vs Buy?

Data is at the crux of all your major business decisions, which means data integration matters now more than ever before. Wherever your data exists—in the cloud, on-premises behind a firewall or some combination of both—you need to deliver real-time integration with enterprise applications. But do you buy connectivity or build a custom solution?

Download this whitepaper and learn about the obstacles and advantages of each approach.

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