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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: Accessing the Progress OpenEdge AppServer from Progress Rollbase Using the JSDO

Learn How to User Progress Rollbase to Access Progress OpenEdge. The Progress OpenEdge Mobile JavaScript Data Object (JSDO) can be used to access the OpenEdge AppServer and the OpenEdge Database from JavaScript. This technical white paper describes how to call the JSDO from a Rollbase Web application.
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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: 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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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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Data Sheet

Overview: Corticon Business Rules Server

The Progress® Corticon® Business Rules Server has the performance, scalability and robustness required to support mission-critical applications. Because Corticon Server executes decision services with inferencing optimized prior to deployment, Corticon Server executes rules more efficiently and more reliably than traditional rule engines. And with its effortless linear scaling profile, capacity is limited only by the hardware and number of machines on which it is executing. Read this product overview to learn more about the Corticon Business Rules Server and how it provides unmatched runtime performance and scalability, auditable execution control and reporting, and flexible integration with any application.

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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: OpenEdge Platform

The OpenEdge product platform is a complete “In-the-Box” solution for business applications. Consisting of a development environment and a deployment platform, it allows you to build your software with our high-productivity development tools. You can then run and manage it with our reliable, scalable, low overhead, multi-operating system deployment platform.
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Application Modernization: The Case For Business Rules Automation

You're facing a perfect storm of change, driven by globalization and digital industry disruption. Your customers' expectations are changing; the art of the possible in your own business is changing; and your competition is changing. Simply trying to find ways your IT teams can deliver faster is no longer enough. You need to make sure you make the best possible use of the developers that you have available – focusing them on implementing innovative. Read this white paper to learn how a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) can help businesses 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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