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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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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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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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Putting the Health of Consumers in Their Hands

Enterprise health clouds (EHC) are enabling organizations across all healthcare verticals to create the innovative digital experiences that today’s patients want. This enables healthcare organizations to:
  • Improve the patient care experience
  • Encourage better health management
  • Reduce the overall cost of healthcare per patient

To learn more about how health clouds can help transform patient care, download our latest whitepaper.

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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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Forrester Wave Enterprise Health Cloud Report

Electronic health clouds are empowering the healthcare industry to embrace digital transformation and create more meaningful patient experiences. Progress Health Cloud is one of the industry’s leading electronic health clouds, providing healthcare organizations with an all-in-one HIPAA-compliant application development platform.

In fact, Progress received the highest score of all vendors in Forrester’s recent enterprise health cloud report. Download the full report and see why Forrester ranked us a “leader.”
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Progress HIPAA Compliance Checklist

For any organization that handles protected health information, HIPAA compliance should be a top priority. However, compliance is costly—ensuring HIPAA compliance for even a single digital application can cost healthcare organizations upward of $50,000. With built-in HIPAA compliance and security, Progress Health Cloud takes care of a lot of the compliance groundwork so you don’t have to. 

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Digital Health Case Studies

Learn about twelve examples of patient-centric and connected care digital health experiences founded on Progress Health Cloud.

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Consumer Health Engagement in Pharma Enabled Through the Cloud

Patients are morphing into healthcare consumers, and healthcare providers and suppliers face a tighter reimbursement landscape. Pharma and life science companies will cope by bringing data together from inside and outside of the traditional healthcare system, and quickly delivering solutions via a new generation of Enterprise Health Clouds.

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Top 10 Digital Use Cases for 2018

The transition to value-based outcomes, an aging population, and new mobile and wearable technologies are driving changes across every aspect of the healthcare industry.

Advances in digital health technologies hold great promise that healthcare can be delivered in smarter, simpler, and more cost-effective ways. Mobile technologies can foster patient engagement, enhance care team communication, reduce cost of delivery, and improve the health care experience for both patients and their providers.

The key is figuring out which apps to tackle first. This document outlines a few of the key use cases that are showing positive impact. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it provides several great places to start on the digital health innovation journey.

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The Business Value of Progress Health Cloud

Many healthcare organizations have recognized that having a mobile presence is vital for remaining relevant and competitive, with many organizations establishing a mobile presence in one way or another. However, many of these initial attempts at establishing a meaningful mobile presence have fallen short of expectations.

With Progress Health Cloud, healthcare organizations can launch their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) app in record time while still creating great digital experiences with high user satisfaction.

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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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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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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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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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IDC Report: The Future of Business Analytics

This sharp, visual IDC report delivers a concise view of business analytics software trends, including recent market developments around cloud-based and self-service software. The impact of cognitive computing solutions and disruption around data warehousing are explored along with long-term predictions:

  • Emerging industry trends
  • Buyer needs
  • Competitive assessment
  • Long-term market opportunities

This report is ideal for business executives, technical product managers and marketing intelligence professionals who want to understand how to thrive in the business analytics market and gain competitive advantage.

Companies featured include Teradata, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and more.

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