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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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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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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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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: 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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White Papers

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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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: 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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White Papers

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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Business Rules Management

Overview: Corticon BRMS for OpenEdge

The unique combination of Progress OpenEdge and Progress Corticon empowers OpenEdge customers and partners to build true business applications that improve productivity and responsiveness to their customers.
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White Papers

Whitepaper: On-demand Lean Manufacturing

Read this new whitepaper from David Bourque and Sherry Fox of The Technical Evaluation Center that talks about how QAD and Progress are working together to deliver new on-demand, SaaS-based SOA capabilities to mid-sized manufacturers around the world.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Rollbase

Business applications can enable high productivity and efficiency but be costly to build and maintain. Rollbase is a rapid aPaaS that helps companies deploy apps and extend current investments without extensive cost or coding.
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Overview: Corticon in Health and Human Services

Learn how Health and Human Services agencies can streamline Enrollment and Program Eligibility processing with Progress Corticon.

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White Papers

Application Modernization: The Case For Business Rules Automation

You're facing a perfect storm of change, driven by globalization and digital industry disruption. Your customers' expectations are changing; the art of the possible in your own business is changing; and your competition is changing. Simply trying to find ways your IT teams can deliver faster is no longer enough. You need to make sure you make the best possible use of the developers that you have available – focusing them on implementing innovative. Read this white paper to learn how a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) can help businesses 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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Data Sheet

Overview: Progress Corticon Enterprise Data Connector

Data connectivity can be one of the biggest bottlenecks in creating, changing and deploying enterprise applications. Progress® Corticon® Enterprise Data Connector (EDC) uses a unique, model-driven approach to data connectivity that eliminates the complex SQL coding traditionally associated with integrating business rules and enterprise applications. Read this product overview to learn how Corticon EDC reduces complexity by automatically generating optimized SQL for with model-driven connectivity, version control and compliance for decision services.
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Overview: Connect for JDBC

Progress® DataDirect Connect® and Connect XE® for JDBC™ is the world’s only suite of Type 5 JDBC drivers for all major databases. Progress DataDirect Connect for JDBC is the SPECjAppServer/ECPerf performance and scalability leader, and supports advanced functionality such as application failover, load balancing, bulk load, SSL data encryption, and OS (operating system) Authentication. Progress DataDirect Connect for JDBC consistently supports the latest database features and is fully compliant with Java SE 6.0 and JDBC 5.0. Using Progress DataDirect Connect for JDBC, developers can easily build database-independent applications; a common architecture across all major databases makes it easy to switch databases or upgrade to new versions of an existing database.
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OpenEdge Transparent Data Encryption

Progress OpenEdge Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) provides protection on disk, in backups, and binary dump files without having to change the application itself. You simply set it and forget it, knowing that your data is securely protected.
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Overview: Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET

Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET is the industry’s only suite of ADO.NET data providers with a 100% managed architecture, eliminating the need for database clients, boosting performance, and delivering a flexible, secure connection to Oracle, DB2, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server.
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Whitepaper: Deployment Architecture for Java Environments

The Progress® Corticon® Business Rules Management System (“Corticon BRMS”) fits naturally in today’s service-oriented architectures (SOA), deploying as a service, and leverages the enterprise-class performance, scalability, and high-availability features of leading application servers. It has been designed to support standards critical to enterprise customers building and integrating composite applications. The Progress® Corticon® Server is the patented “no-coding” rules engine for Corticon BRMS, with performance unmatched in the industry. This document describes Corticon Server’s JAVA runtime architecture with particular emphasis on how Corticon Server fits within various enterprise environments.
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Overview: OpenEdge DataServers

OpenEdge DataServers provide application developers with a transparent interface to a wide range of non-Progress database management systems.
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