DataDirect Whitepapers

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Whitepaper: DataDirect for Business Intelligence and Analytics Vendors

Providers of business intelligence software and services need to deliver leading-edge solutions to customers that offer a comprehensive view of the business and the ability to discover trends, visualize their impact, and display findings with real-time business dashboards. This solution brief describes how Progress DataDirect provides easy, unified access to a wide variety of data sources, with seamless connectivity to both cloud and on-premise data helping to reduce maintenance headaches and costs while providing an optimal BI solution to your customers.
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Solution Brief: Five Paths to Higher Productivity with PaaS

What benefits does a high productivity Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offer organizations? Michael Benedict of Progress Software describes five ways businesses can improve productivity with PaaS.
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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: Connectivity Solutions for Financial Services

In short, four Big Data factors – Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Vulnerability – hold deep operational implications. And as a result, secure, reliable, real-time data connectivity solutions are now, and will continue to be, a core business requirement for banks and financial service providers today and certainly in the years to come.
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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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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: 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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Whitepaper: Database Middleware: Struggling with Performance?

This white paper describes how these layers influence performance and how to optimize efficiency for data requests and responses that flow through these layers. In addition, this white paper provides details about how database drivers and specific application design and coding techniques can optimize hardware resources and relieve performance bottlenecks
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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: Gartner Research - Data in the Cloud

Extendible data integration strategies and capabilities will play an essential role in managing cloud-based data to ensure its ongoing value and relevance. Pivotal to determining if the internal business goals and those of the cloud initiative are complementary and compatible is ascertaining what provisions are made - and will be needed - for integrating and moving cloud-based data to support the information needs of the enterprise.
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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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Whitepaper: Data Access Middleware Security Simplifies Business Process Applications

Organizations that use DataDirect Connect to develop their distributed applications simplify development, and automatically include data encryption and authentication in their applications. By choosing DataDirect Connect, organizations ensure that their applications will realize the documented benefits of high performance and interoperable data access. They also are providing a solid security foundation. Because of this combination of factors, particularly the security features, the Internet Security Advisors Group strongly recommends that organizations consider DataDirect for their database access middleware needs.
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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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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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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: Type 5 JDBC Drivers - Next Generation Technology Today

By streamlining application development, deployment and enhancement, by delivering superior application performance and scalability at runtime, and by reducing the application runtime footprint, Progress DataDirect Type 5 JDBC drivers mitigate the technical limitations imposed by outgunned Type 4 drivers that no longer keep pace within the highly evolved Java ecosystem.
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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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