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Solution Brief: Five Paths to Higher Productivity with PaaS

What benefits does a high productivity Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offer organizations? Michael Benedict of Progress Software describes five ways businesses can improve productivity with PaaS.
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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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ABL

Solution Brief: Progress DataDirect OpenAccess SDK for Cloud-based Applications

Progress DataDirect OpenAccess Software Development Kit (SDK) enables custom drivers for any data source to be developed within weeks. The use of open standards for your application's data dramatically improves accessibility to it from widely used reporting, analysis, and development tools. Read this paper to learn how Progress DataDirect SDK can be used to make your data source SQL accessible from ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB or ADO.NET compliant applications.
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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: Connectivity Solutions for Financial Services

In short, four Big Data factors – Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Vulnerability – hold deep operational implications. And as a result, secure, reliable, real-time data connectivity solutions are now, and will continue to be, a core business requirement for banks and financial service providers today and certainly in the years to come.
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Whitepaper: Accessing the Progress OpenEdge AppServer from Progress Rollbase Using Object Script

Progress Rollbase provides a powerful business logic framework that enables automatic workflow by defining business logic via Triggers. JavaScript code can be called from these Object Script Triggers so that developers can access Progress OpenEdge from a Progress Rollbase server.
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Whitepaper: Database Middleware: Struggling with Performance?

This white paper describes how these layers influence performance and how to optimize efficiency for data requests and responses that flow through these layers. In addition, this white paper provides details about how database drivers and specific application design and coding techniques can optimize hardware resources and relieve performance bottlenecks
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Data Sheet

Overview: Progress DataDirect Connect/Connect 64 for ODBC: The Industry Standard for ODBC Drivers

Progress DataDirect Connect, Connect XE and Connect64 for ODBC are the fastest, most comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers for all major databases—Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Salesforce.com, Sybase, Sybase IQ, database.com, force.com, and Progress OpenEdge 11 MT. Our unique “wire protocol” design eliminates the need for database client libraries, which greatly simplifies installation and administration and dramatically improves performance. In fact, these clientless drivers even outperform applications that use the database’s native (proprietary) API for database access. Progress DataDirect ODBC drivers are the industry standard for ODBC drivers, providing the advanced functionality, performance, and reliability developers need to quickly deliver high-quality, database-independent applications.
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Whitepaper: Modernizing and Process-enabling Your Progress OpenEdge Business Applications

This white paper discusses why you should modernize your application; the differences between traditional and business process applications; the benefits of dynamic business process applications for both end users and developers; and how Progress OpenEdge BPM provides an intuitive and productive way to modernize and streamline your application.
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Whitepaper: Closing the App Gap

As companies continue to seek to do more with less, they must also take advantage of emerging technology areas such as cloud and mobile computing to support competitive advantage. In looking at the experience of Progress OpenEdge customers and partners, Nucleus found they could deliver application innovation at a faster pace and lower overall cost than competing development environments, accelerating time to value and increasing business flexibility.
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OpenEdge Management

Overview: OpenEdge Management

Your IT team can proactively monitor and keep applications running smoothly from anywhere with Progress OpenEdge Management.
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Whitepaper: The Best and Worst Of Mobile User Experience

Explore those attributes that are fundamental to the best smartphone app user experiences and elucidates where the worst go wrong. Further, this report reveals key tactics customer experience professionals can use to turn their web-focused businesses into mobile-excelling organizations.
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Whitepaper: Deployment Architecture for .NET 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 .NET runtime architecture with particular emphasis on how Corticon Server fits within various enterprise environment.
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Data Sheet

Overview: What's New in OpenEdge 11.3

Release 11.3 builds upon preview OpenEdge releases to further increase developer and business analyst productivity while still reducing the total cost of ownership of the business application. New capabilities accelerate and streamline processes by automating complex decisions - a must in today's rapidly changing business climate.

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Data Sheet

Overview: OpenEdge BPM

Progress OpenEdge BPM provides an integrated authoring and runtime environment for developing, simulating and deploying process-oriented business applications.

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Whitepaper: Next Generation Business Rules - Realizing the Potential

After a brief primer on business rules, this whitepaper will discuss characteristics of first-generation business rules management systems (BRMS), with particular emphasis on key issues hindering customer success. This will set the stage for a deep dive into the next-generation Progress® Corticon® BRMS, tracing its unique model-driven approach and back to fundamental customer needs that have been underserved by first-generation products. Finally, this paper compares the technical differences between rule execution between the Corticon engine and other BRMS vendors’ engines, providing insights into performance and scalability.
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Data Sheet

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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Whitepaper: QA & Performance Testing - Extensive Testing Ensures Data Connectivity That Works

Progress DataDirect ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET data connectivity components are rigorously tested under production conditions using proprietary, Progress DataDirect in-house testing suites. These have evolved over 16 years to include millions of test cases, multiple connection modes and every known bug fix.
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Datasheet

Overview: Progress DataDirect Solutions for SSIS

Regardless of whether you are executing SSIS packages that interface with Oracle in 32-bit mode or connecting to DB2 via a 64-bit Linked Server connection, Progress DataDirect will offer the best available performance. Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET and Connect64 for SSIS utilize the same high performance “wire protocol” design of the Progress DataDirect market-leading ODBC drivers.
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