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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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.
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.