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2017 Data Connectivity Outlook Survey

Research on the latest trends in database technologies

SaaS Adoption Increases from 62% to 79%

That’s just one of the findings in our 4th annual survey, based on responses from 1,200 participants around the world. 

Data continues to spread across a variety of sources. And SaaS adoption is increasing significantly, resulting in an explosion of cloud-created data.

Read the report to learn:

  • Use of RDBMS, big data, NoSQL and SaaS
  • Biggest data integration challenges
  • How standards can help solve data integration challenges
  • Current state of application adoption
  • Firewall concerns and solutions for connecting cloud and ground
  • Open analytics trend among ISVs
  • Data compliance requirements across industries
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Open vs Embedded Analytics

Open vs. Embedded Analytics: Decision Criteria for Cloud ISVs

Which Strategy is Best for You and Your Customers?

Eckerson Group gives you the insight you need to make the best choice for supporting advanced analytics.

Cloud application vendors are under pressure to provide multi-faceted support for analytics. Today’s customers expect more than just static reports or dashboards—they want interactive visual experiences that illuminate key data and trends.

In this paper, leading data and analytics research firm Eckerson Group dives into the pros and cons of open and embedded analytics. Cloud application vendors can discover where each approach fits into their strategy and use this knowledge to deliver support for advanced analytics.

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  • Advantages and disadvantages of each strategy from the customer’s perspective
  • Whether to build or buy data connectivity to support analytics
  • Recommendations for an analytics strategy that supports different types of users and companies.
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Progress Global Connected CRM Leaders

There’s wide criteria for selecting a customer relationship management (CRM) system. When looking at characteristics of “Connected CRMs,” organizations must consider how well it can access external data and integrate into existing operational and data analytics systems. As a vendor-neutral software vendor for standard connectors across popular CRMs, Progress offers a unique, under-the-hood view of CRMs.

In this paper, Progress provides a comprehensive ranking and analysis of popular CRM solutions including support for open data standards and external data strategy. Insights into CRM value to seamlessly streamline work and increase user effectiveness, recommended vendors to support integration and analytics for CRM investments are included.
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Whitepaper: Data Modernization

Many legacy systems simply can’t support the new information-powered economy. They need to be modernized. How do you make the data available until the future environment is ready?

In this whitepaper, David Loshin, recognized thought leader in all things data, explains how to balance new technology acquisition with bridging technologies for data connectivity to extend the life of legacy systems as replacement applications are adopted.

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Enterprise Data Connectivity: Build vs Buy?

Data is at the crux of all your major business decisions, which means data integration matters now more than ever before. Wherever your data exists—in the cloud, on-premises behind a firewall or some combination of both—you need to deliver real-time integration with enterprise applications. But do you buy connectivity or build a custom solution?

Download this whitepaper and learn about the obstacles and advantages of each approach.

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Critical Capabilities for Data Integration Tools

Gartner Report: Critical Capabilities of Data Integration Tools

When selecting a data integration vendor, you need to understand their core strengths and enabling technologies.

This complimentary report from industry-watcher Gartner shares a wide range of industry scenarios that rely on key data delivery capabilities for their success.

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IDC Report: The Future of Business Analytics

This sharp, visual IDC report delivers a concise view of business analytics software trends, including recent market developments around cloud-based and self-service software. The impact of cognitive computing solutions and disruption around data warehousing are explored along with long-term predictions:

  • Emerging industry trends
  • Buyer needs
  • Competitive assessment
  • Long-term market opportunities

This report is ideal for business executives, technical product managers and marketing intelligence professionals who want to understand how to thrive in the business analytics market and gain competitive advantage.

Companies featured include Teradata, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and more.

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Single Sign-On With DataDirect JDBC Drivers for Integrated Authentication

Information security has become an increasingly visible and important topic to companies. Driven by a number of highly publicized security breaches and episodes of financial malfeasance, organizations are under pressure to implement the business processes and technical infrastructure necessary to protect their information assets. Many of these business applications leverage JDBC driver technology for connectivity to the database. In order to protect information assets, each component of the application infrastructure must be secure; otherwise, the information asset may be compromised. This document explains the role that a JDBC driver plays in a secure solution and explains how DataDirect Technologies is taking a leadership role in ensuring secure database access through JDBC.
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Connectivity Solutions for All Your Data Sources

You can't fully leverage your data if you can't quickly and easily access it. Take a look at our standards-based data connectivity solutions that include the full range of relational, cloud, NoSQL and Big Data including ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OData. Maximize your data, wherever it resides.
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2016 Data Connectivity Outlook Survey

Whitepaper: 2016 Data Connectivity Survey

As with technology wars in the past —VHS versus Beta, Blu-ray versus HD DVD, or PS3 versus Xbox—the real winners are visionary managers that embrace technologies that are gaining the most traction.

Stay on top of the trends. Companies that bet on technology that falls to the wayside lose out with higher support and maintenance costs—and the ability to keep pace with an increasing avalanche of data.
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The Fastest, Easiest Way to Integrate Oracle Systems with Salesforce

Are you struggling with integrating data in Oracle systems like Siebel and JD Edwards with Salesforce? Are you feeling pressure to deliver data-driven features to your Salesforce users? The best way to do that is with Salesforce Connect, which uses OData to integrate external data. But Salesforce Connect doesn’t provide OData connectivity to Oracle. Nor does Oracle play well with OData. What’s needed is a connectivity solution that combines OData services with built-in access to Oracle. In this whitepaper, we’ll take a look at Salesforce Connect, OData and what to look for in a real-time connectivity solution.
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Tutorial: Turbo-charge Application Performance to Microsoft SQL Server

This tutorial gives you everything you need to solve common performance problems and make your SQL Server applications run more efficiently.
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Tutorial: Turbo-charge Application Performance to Oracle

This tutorial gives you everything you need to solve common performance problems and make your Oracle applications run more efficiently.
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Tutorial: Turbo-charge Application Performance to DB2

This tutorial gives you everything you need to solve common performance problems and make your DB2 applications run more efficiently.

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Transitioning to Big Data: A Checklist for Operational Readiness

Is your organization prepared to make the move to Big Data? In this paper, we walk you through eight steps you need to take to ensure operational readiness.
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Data Connectivity Solutions -- How Do They Measure Up?

This data connectivity comparison gives you a clear picture of the differences between free and high-quality database drivers. See how drivers compare in performance, reliability, interoperability, enterprise-class features, technical support and more.
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Top Five Ways to Accelerate Your Business

Discover 5 strategic ways to accelerate your business and improve customer satisfaction with Progress DataDirect Connect and Progress DataDirect Cloud, delivering the breadth of depth of data connectivity you need.

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy DataDirect Connectivity


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Anatomy of a Progress DataDirect Driver Flyer

Get detailed information about the individual Progress DataDirect components that enable our high-performance ODBC and JDBC  data connectivity solutions.
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Solution Brief: Progress DataDirect OpenAccess for OpenEdge

When it comes to reporting, business intelligence (BI), and SaaS integration, you need to ensure you have the right plan and tools to deliver an optimal solution to your market. For your Progress OpenEdge applications, read this solution brief to find out why Progress DataDirect OpenAccess is the best solution to securely integrate your applications with virtually all your reporting tools and BI analytics.
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