DataDirect Whitepapers

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Addressing 5 Emerging Challenges for Big Data

Data is everywhere and companies need to know how to easily access it, analyze it and leverage it to make better, data-driven business decisions. Big data technologies are maturing and forward-thinking organizations understand the need to to pilot and adopt big data as a core component of the information management and analytics infrastructure. Big data, as a compendium of emerging disruptive tools and technologies, is positioned as the next giant leap in enabling integrated analytics in many common business scenarios. Read this paper to understand the top challenges organizations must overcome to adopt a successful big data program.
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Progress DataDirect Cloud Brings Control to Chaos

Big data and cloud data are still hurling outward from the ”big bang.” As dust settles, competing forces are emerging to launch the next round of database wars -- the ones that will set new rules for connectivity. Progress DataDirect Cloud is well positioned to help organizations establish data control in chaos. Why? Information workers at all levels require easy access to multiple data sources. With a premium cloud-based service, they can count on a single, standardized protocol to inform their most business critical applications.
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Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 2

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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Overcoming the Top 5 Financial Services IT Challenges The Role of Data Connectivity

Financial services businesses have intense demands on their information technology (IT) departments. IT departments must execute perfectly on data connectivity to ensure that client data remains secure yet accessible. Data connectivity also plays a pivotal role in making financial firms flexible enough to adapt to continuous changes in the industry and in regulatory requirements. In this paper titled "Overcoming the Top 5 Financial Services IT Challenges: The Role of Data Connectivity" you learn how standards-based data connectivity can help mitigate five core IT risks facing the financial services industry: security, reliability, performance, scalability and compliance.
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Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 1

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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Data Migration and Access in a Cloud Computing Environment

The proliferation of big data means more of it is being collected on public and private clouds for analytical processing and archiving. This complex computing environment often includes systems deployed across multiple clouds as well as those deployed on premise. Learn more about the requirements for accessing and managing all your data sources in today’s hybrid computing environments in the “Data Migration and Access in a Cloud Computing Environment” paper.
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Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence - Part 3

This series of three white papers on "Improving Access to Data for Successful Business Intelligence" looks at the challenges companies are facing in delivering successful business intelligence (BI) during an era where the data landscape is growing in complexity and there is increasing business demand for more data from more sources to deepen business insight. In addition, there is an expectation from business that BI can be delivered more quickly in an agile way, regardless of an increasingly distributed data environment.
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Whitepaper: Winning the Customer Engagement Arms Race

Cloud application platforms that offer rapid development and streamlined data connectivity can help businesses attract user attention. This whitepaper compares results from two companies, one using Progress Pacific Platform as a Service (PaaS) and another using conventional tools.
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Whitepaper: The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

As ISVs transition to development in the cloud, they must be prepared for resulting changes to other areas of the business. This Saugatuck Technology report reveals six key ISV cloud challenges and suggests best practices for managing them.
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Whitepaper: Enabling a Changing ISV Business Model

This paper examines the trends that are driving the cloud and other computing innovations. It explains how platform as a service (PaaS) provides a new development platform to deliver the new applications businesses need.
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Whitepaper: Progress Pacific: The Future of Business Software

Today's businesses must deliver functionality fast, yet IT departments struggle to keep up. Progress Pacific provides an application Platform as a Service environment for enabling the rapid development, deployment and management of modern, data-driven business apps.
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Whitepaper: The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

This Report enumerates the Top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years.
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Whitepaper: Coming to Terms with Platform as a Service

Understand the best practices for achieving success with PaaS.
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Data Sheet

Overview: MongoDB SQL Connectivity Through ODBC and JDBC

Discover how Progress DataDirect provides standards-based relational connectivity to MongoDB data through ODBC or JDBC.
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Analyst Report: Has PaaS Made a Difference?

Key findings show how PaaS is improving business software application delivery. Get real insight into organizational readiness for PaaS and exactly how it’s easing the pressure of faster development.
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DataSheet: Embrace the Cloud and Slash Total Cost of Ownership

Download a quick technical summation of the benefits and specifications of the Progress Pacific Platform-as-a-Service offering.
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Overview: On-Premise Data Connectivity

The Progress DataDirect On-Premise Connector allows secure and real-time access to in-network data sources from anywhere, using real-time and direct ODBC/JDBC data connectivity through the DataDirect Cloud service.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Progress DataDirect Open Access SDK

Progress DataDirect OpenAccess SDK is the industry’s leading custom driver development kit that enables custom drivers for any data source to be developed within weeks. Whether your data source is a proprietary file format or a proprietary API, OpenAccess SDK can be used to make it SQL-accessible from ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, or ADO.NET-compliant applications. This overview explores how opening up your application’s data through open standards dramatically improves accessibility to it from widely used reporting, analysis, and development tools.
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Solution Brief: ISVs: Accelerate Data Integration

SaaS applications typically expose their data through API interfaces designed for programmers. Progress DataDirectCloud provides a single standard data interface to a wide variety of SaaS and on-premise applications and data sources.

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Whitepaper: 2014 Data Connectivity Outlook

A new report released by Progress Software provides a comprehensive view of the key trends and emerging technologies in the database ecosystem. The report, titled DataDirect Data Index, details the results a global survey of 300 data scientists, business analysts, developers and knowledge workers focused on how they are using data and where they have had success in their business.
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