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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Social Mobile Cloud

Social Mobile Cloud

Chapter 1: A Remote Control for the World
By: Ted Shelton

Social networking, mobile phones and the cloud are changing the way we do business today. Think about how they impact your business. How have they already impacted your industry? Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud will help you understand the full implications of the social mobile cloud. Learn how you can adapt to these changes and navigate your business through a successful transformation. 

This month’s complimentary chapter, A Remote Control for the World, discusses the technology and the trends of social networks, mobile, and cloud computing and explains how this digital revolution came to be. Now is the time to act, if you wait, your competitors may pass you buy. Take the first step….
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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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White Papers

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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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: 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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White Papers

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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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: 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

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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White Papers

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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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: 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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