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.
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.
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.
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.
Whitepaper: Automated Decision Processing
Automated Decision Processing: Aligning Strategy and Operations in the Face of Change
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. Read this whitepaper to learn:
• How software enhances the quality and productivity across key business processes, improving business performance
• Why automation has – up until now – been unsuccessful due to the complexity of underlying business logic
• Best practices for aligning policies and procedures – to ensure corporate strategy meets operational execution
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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