DataDirect Whitepapers

White Papers

Whitepaper: Progress DataDirect Connect Advanced ODBC and JDBC Access To Salesforce Data

In the 'terrestrial' world of enterprise computing, organizations depend on advanced JDBC and ODBC technologies to provide efficient, high-performance access to relational data. And when it comes to cloud-centric data access, enterprise IT organizations expect the same levels of functionality and performance they enjoy in traditional data access architectures.
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Solution Brief: Progress DataDirect OpenAccess SDK for Cloud-based Applications

Progress DataDirect OpenAccess Software Development Kit (SDK) enables custom drivers for any data source to be developed within weeks. The use of open standards for your application's data dramatically improves accessibility to it from widely used reporting, analysis, and development tools. Read this paper to learn how Progress DataDirect SDK can be used to make your data source SQL accessible from ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB or ADO.NET compliant applications.
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Whitepaper: DataDirect Connect Advantages: Increased Performance and Reduced Costs

Doing More with What You Have For many application developers, processing capacity is a limiting factor, especially when onboarding new user groups or projects. In these types of scenarios, balancing the risks of application performance degradation (and user dissatisfaction) with the risks of inflated IT infrastructure costs, are an ongoing concern that consumes valuable time, resources, and money.
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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: Progress DataDirect ODBC For SQL Server

To meet the critical requirements of high performing and scalable data access, DataDirect investments have focused on maximizing the driver throughput efficiencies, allowing data to move rapidly and unimpeded between the application and the data sources – supporting the movement of complex queries and big data movement. Additional investment in efficient resource utilization allows DataDirect to deliver unparalleled flexibility across highly scaled and virtualized SaaS and cloud deployments.
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Whitepaper: Big Data and Agility Demands Threaten to Overwhelm Financial Institutions

ENTERPRISE BIG DATA: Here to Stay and Requiring Superior Data Access
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White Papers

Whitepaper: Why ISVs Embed: Maximize Revenue and Increase Customer Satisfaction

For client organizations, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) build advanced business applications Across a wide range of industries—healthcare, financial services, logistics, hospitality, and retail, to name a few—customer organizations depend on ISV functionality for mission-critical business logic that powers daily operations However, business logic is only part of the equation.

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Whitepaper: Enterprise Big Data - Here to Stay and Requiring Superior Data Access

Big Data continues to grow in popularity and accessibility for a variety of reasons so Progress is offering this complimentary white paper to demonstrate how you can maximize the role that database connectivity plays in your business, amplify your connectivity, and tap into the full benefits of big data with next-generation connectivity technologies.
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Data Sheet

Overview: The Fastest Way to Turn Ideas Into Business Reality

To meet business user expectations, your company must have a simple way to create apps fast without relying on deep technical skills or expensive IT resources. Apps must connect to critical data in real-time. And they must be able to analyze data results immediately.
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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: Top 5 Ways Embedded Connectivity Accelerates Your Business

ISVs using proprietary drivers or open source code encounter problems. Today’s environment is becoming more complex and these solutions offer little flexibility, cost efficiency or new revenue advantages. Progress® DataDirect Connect® helps ISVs accelerate their business in five ways: speed to revenue, cost savings, customer satisfaction, operational simplification and performance.

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Data Sheet

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.
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Datasheet

Overview: Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET

Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET is the industry’s only suite of ADO.NET data providers with a 100% managed architecture, eliminating the need for database clients, boosting performance, and delivering a flexible, secure connection to Oracle, DB2, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server.
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White Papers

Whitepaper: Anatomy of a Progress DataDirect Connect Driver

Database middleware plays a critical, often overlooked role in the success of your business applications. Progress DataDirect Connect drivers and providers provide an unparalleled set of features that provide critical development, run-time and production benefits. And Progress DataDirect Connect for ODBC is more than a driver. This comprehensive suite of OBDC for all major databases serves as data connectivity infrastructure or an interface.
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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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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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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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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: 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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