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Whitepaper: Improving .NET Application Performance & Reliability with Managed Database Data Connectivity

Building applications in .NET gives you a couple of different options when it comes to how you implement the database access layer. First, you have the non-managed code providers from many of the major database vendors, and second, you have fully-managed providers, like those available from third party vendors, like DataDirect Technologies (http://www.datadirect.com). The difference between managed and non-managed providers can make a significant difference in many areas, as we'll show in this paper.
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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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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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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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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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ModServices

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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White Papers

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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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Corticon in Insurance

Overview: Corticon in Insurance

Learn how Corticon BRMS is the catalyst for agile operational decision making in core insurance business processes.

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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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Datasheet

Overview: Database.com

The Progress® DataDirect® Data Integration Suite provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use tools, and scalable data processing components that seamlessly connect virtually any data format using standards-based technologies and interfaces.
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White Papers

Whitepaper: Extend your business application beyond the desktop

Learn how OpenEdge Mobile helps you extend the reach of current Business Applications and go mobile quickly.
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White Papers

Whitepaper: Building XQuery Based Web Service Aggregation and Reporting Applications

The widespread adoption of XML has profoundly altered the way that information is exchanged within and between enterprises. XML, an extensible, text-based markup language, describes data in a way that is both hardware- and software-independent. As such, it has become a standard of choice for a growing number of Web services and Service Oriented Architectures. With a vast amount of data being published in XML format by multiple sources, the need has arisen for an easy and efficient means of extracting and manipulating this information. XQuery has emerged as an ideal way to aggregate data from Web services, relational databases, and other applications that employ XML.
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Automated Decision Processing

Whitepaper: Automated Decision Processing

To increase productivity and efficiency, companies are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of business processes. But they often find it difficult to reconfigure operations to support their new strategic direction. As business activities grow in complexity, the need for a consistent, efficient, reliable and automated solution is critical. You’ll also learn how business rules engine Progress® Corticon® can quickly and efficiently transform complex policies and procedures into rapid, consistent decisions that can be made across business.
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