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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: How Business Rule Automation Helps Insurers Deal With Digital Disruption

Insurers are facing a perfect storm of change, driven by digital industry disruption. Your customers' expectations and habits are changing; the forces acting on your business model are changing, particularly in relation to distribution; and your competition is changing. All these factors together are creating a business and technology environment characterized by greater customer power and competition; and greater need to build closer customer relationships across multiple channels. Read this whitepaper to learn how a Business Rules Management system (BRMS) can help insurers 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.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Integrate Applications with Reporting Tools and BI Analytics

Read about high-performance connectivity to your OpenEdge applications.
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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: Healthcare Transformation and the Role of Business Rule Automation

Healthcare industry structures are changing as the roles of public and private sector entities shift and recombine; in markets like the US, new delivery models are being developed in the quest to change financial incentives in the industry from being volume-based to being value-based. Read this white paper to learn how a Business Rules Management system (BRMS) can help automate and manage business rules, giving organizations 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.
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Data Sheet

Overview: Application Evaluation

Application Evaluation is a unique offering to help understand where you want to take your business and to align your existing OpenEdge application, both technically and commercially, with your strategy.
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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: Deployment Architecture for .NET Environments

The Progress® Corticon® Business Rules Management System (“Corticon BRMS”) fits naturally in today’s service-oriented architectures (SOA), deploying as a service, and leverages the enterprise-class performance, scalability, and high-availability features of leading application servers. It has been designed to support standards critical to enterprise customers building and integrating composite applications. The Progress® Corticon® Server is the patented “no-coding” rules engine for Corticon BRMS, with performance unmatched in the industry. This document describes Corticon Server .NET runtime architecture with particular emphasis on how Corticon Server fits within various enterprise environment.
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Data Sheet

Overview: What's New in OpenEdge 11.3

Release 11.3 builds upon preview OpenEdge releases to further increase developer and business analyst productivity while still reducing the total cost of ownership of the business application. New capabilities accelerate and streamline processes by automating complex decisions - a must in today's rapidly changing business climate.

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ModServices

Overview: OpenEdge BPM

Progress OpenEdge BPM provides an integrated authoring and runtime environment for developing, simulating and deploying process-oriented business applications.

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Data Sheet

Overview: OpenEdge Dataservers

OpenEdge DataServers provide application developers with a transparent interface to a wide range of non-Progress database management systems.
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White Papers

Whitepaper: Next Generation Business Rules - Realizing the Potential

After a brief primer on business rules, this whitepaper will discuss characteristics of first-generation business rules management systems (BRMS), with particular emphasis on key issues hindering customer success. This will set the stage for a deep dive into the next-generation Progress® Corticon® BRMS, tracing its unique model-driven approach and back to fundamental customer needs that have been underserved by first-generation products. Finally, this paper compares the technical differences between rule execution between the Corticon engine and other BRMS vendors’ engines, providing insights into performance and scalability.
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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: Accessing the Progress OpenEdge AppServer from Progress Rollbase Using Object Script

Progress Rollbase provides a powerful business logic framework that enables automatic workflow by defining business logic via Triggers. JavaScript code can be called from these Object Script Triggers so that developers can access Progress OpenEdge from a Progress Rollbase server.
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Whitepaper: Closing the App Gap

As companies continue to seek to do more with less, they must also take advantage of emerging technology areas such as cloud and mobile computing to support competitive advantage. In looking at the experience of Progress OpenEdge customers and partners, Nucleus found they could deliver application innovation at a faster pace and lower overall cost than competing development environments, accelerating time to value and increasing business flexibility.
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OpenEdge Management

Overview: OpenEdge Management

Your IT team can proactively monitor and keep applications running smoothly from anywhere with Progress OpenEdge Management.
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Whitepaper: Modernizing and Process-enabling Your Progress OpenEdge Business Applications

This white paper discusses why you should modernize your application; the differences between traditional and business process applications; the benefits of dynamic business process applications for both end users and developers; and how Progress OpenEdge BPM provides an intuitive and productive way to modernize and streamline your application.
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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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Corticon in Insurance

Overview: Corticon in Insurance

Learn how Corticon BRMS is the catalyst for agile operational decision making in core insurance business processes.

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