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Live Webinar: Journey to SAS Analytics Grid with SAS, R, Python

Can Your Current Infrastructure Support High-Performance Analytics and Data Science?

Big data, compliance and a highly skilled workforce are driving organizations to transform their current analytical infrastructure to deliver enterprise computing environments that can support the latest in data science and analytics practices. SAS remains a popular choice for statistical programming languages, but there is growing demand for R and Python. Data engineers are now being tasked to deliver scalable and highly available computing resources to support analytics for a growing number of users and increasing data volumes while maintaining security for their customers.

In this webinar you'll learn:

  • Differences between traditional and Grid deployments for SAS
  • Best practices and lessons learned in deploying an Analytics Grid
  • How to deliver an open analytics strategy for SAS, R, Python and others
  • Popular data sources for advanced analytics

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Modern ETL Tools for Cloud and Big Data

Modern ETL Tools for Cloud and Big Data

Cloud and big data are now mainstream—making IT’s challenge one of effectively integrating enterprise data with these modern systems. But the challenge is multifaceted, with IT needing to master modern ETL toolkits plus address new issues such as enterprise data security beyond the firewall, support for popular data sources such as Salesforce, Eloqua, SQL Server or Oracle, custom connectivity needs and more.

This webinar drills into the options, including:

  • An overview of Modern Data Management
  • ETL Tools for the Cloud: AWS Glue, Google DataFlow, Azure Data Factory
  • ETL Tools for Hadoop: Apache Sqoop, Apache Nifi, Apache Flume
  • Best Practices for Modern ETL

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REST APIs for OpenEdge Webinar

REST APIs for OpenEdge: How OData Can Help

With the rise of SaaS applications and highly integrated microservices, REST APIs have grown increasingly popular as they enable organizations to better integrate data assets with enterprise applications. Many businesses are also increasingly adopting OData (an OASIS/ISO-approved standard) to simplify the process of building and consuming REST APIs.

Join us for this one-hour webinar and learn how to implement powerful REST APIs that enable real-time access to your Progress® OpenEdge® data. We’ll also cover how to avoid duplication of sensitive customer data from OpenEdge with our market-leading data connectivity solution, Progress DataDirect®.

Webinar topics include:

  • The business benefits of exposing REST APIs
  • Different approaches for REST-enabling OpenEdge
  • What OData is and why you need it
  • A quick demo of provisioning OData without code

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Certify Tableau, Power BI, Qlik Connectors with Your Cloud/Saas App

Certify Tableau, Power BI, Qlik Connectors With Your Enterprise Apps

Visual analytics is an essential component for enterprise BI strategies, which has driven demand for full integration of business applications with data visualization tools across the enterprise. To satisfy this demand and deliver seamless user experiences to their customers, many ISVs are building their own BI/data connectors.

However, a build-your-own strategy is neither economical nor scalable, with each enhancement request taking up time that could be better spent elsewhere. To avoid this, many organizations are partnering with Progress® DataDirect® to deliver universal BI connectors.

Join Progress and Tableau in this on-demand webinar to learn about:

  • The current landscape of popular data visualization and BI tools
  • Differences in integration patterns and available features across several popular tools
  • Build vs. buy comparisons using DataDirect Universal BI Connector SDK
  • Demo on custom Tableau connector

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Enterprise Security in Data Access

Enterprise Security in Data Access

Get up-to-speed on the latest security advances for cloud, big data and relational databases

In the wake of increasingly frequent data breaches and emerging data protection laws like GDPR, enterprise security has become paramount. Spending on enterprise security is forecasted to increase to $96.3 billion in 2018.

As organizations continue to invest in business intelligence, big data, IoT and cloud, IT teams are introducing increasingly complex security mechanisms to authorize and encrypt access to data. Your analytics and data management tools need to be able to securely access data spread across different systems. They must run within existing policies, and without introducing security risks.

Join the Progress experts as they explain what it takes to securely access data from rapidly evolving enterprise data access layers.

Watch this webinar to learn about:

  • Advances in end-to-end data security
  • Latest technologies for big data and cloud—Knox, Ranger, Sentry, Kerberos, OAuth
  • Newest security innovations in enterprise databases such as Oracle, SQL Server and more
  • How Progress configures and tests security in complex environments
  • Progress Security Vulnerability Response Policy

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What's New in REST APIs for Your Database

What’s New in REST APIs for Your Database

Deliver OData-based REST APIs to Modernize your Enterprise Data

REST APIs have grown exponentially over the past decade thanks to the rise of SaaS applications and highly integrated microservices architectures. Organizations are adopting REST API strategies to better integrate data assets with modern consumers across desktop, web and mobile applications.

To simplify the process of building and consuming their REST APIs, many enterprises have increasingly adopted OData, an OASIS/ISO approved standard. In the wake of new data privacy laws such as GDPR, organizations are once again looking for powerful REST APIs to access their systems of record in real-time without duplicating or moving sensitive customer data from their enterprise databases.

Watch this on-demand webinar in which experts from Progress and Gartner discuss:

  • Why you should RESTify your database
  • What OData is and what’s new in the latest ISO-approved version
  • Different options for REST-enabling your databases

Plus —don't miss our quick demo of provisioning OData without code.

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Deliver Secure SQL Access for Enterprise APIs

Companies typically build numerous internal applications and complex APIs for enterprise data access. These APIs are often engineered for application developers and based on protocols such as REST or SOAP with payloads in XML or JSON.

However, enterprise data teams need to access this data for analytics, which requires standard query capabilities and the ability to surface metadata. As enterprises adopt new analytical and data management tools, a SQL access layer for this data becomes imperative. Many industries such as financial services, healthcare and technology rely on Progress® DataDirect® OpenAccess™ SDK to build a custom ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET or OLE DB layer on top of their internal APIs and hosted multi-tenant databases.

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about:

  • Use cases for providing SQL access to your enterprise data
  • How organizations provide SQL Access to their APIs
  • Pitfalls and best practices to building SQL access

Plus—don’t miss our live demo using OpenAccess SDK to provide SQL access for a REST API.

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Frictionless Hybrid Data Access for Clouds

Learn how Paxata delivers firewall-friendly connectivity to on-premises data for customers.

Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain sensitive business data inside the firewall. Cloud ISVs often get requests to connect these database silos (big or relational) using technologies such as VPN or SSH tunneling. However, these approaches are difficult to manage and not engineered for accessing business data from the cloud.

Cloud ISVs are looking to deliver a secure and frictionless data access experience for their customers. Hear directly from Paxata about how the company leverages Progress Hybrid Data Connectivity to securely connect hybrid environments for customers¾without requiring network changes.

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn:

  • Common hybrid data access scenarios for cloud applications
  • Common approaches to accessing business data behind the firewall
  • How our vendor agnostic gateway allows cloud ISVs to securely connect to data behind the firewall
  • How customers can access on-premises data and a wider range of data sources for data integration, quality, cleansing, shaping and enrichment with the Cloud version of Paxata's self-service data preparation platform.

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Open versus Embedded Analytics for Cloud Apps

Open vs. Embedded Analytics for Cloud Apps

What is the right strategy for your product – ”embedded analytics,” or “open analytics,” which allow friction-less integration with external tools? Or could it be both?

This webinar explores popular open and embedded analytics strategies. It’s intended for cloud application vendors and ISVs with on-premises apps moving to the cloud. In this webinar, Progress and the Eckerson Group will share their deep expertise in business analytics.

Watch this on-demand webinar to:

  • Get a market overview for popular analytics and data management tools
  • Learn about embedded analytics and where it fits in an analytics strategy for cloud apps
  • Learn about open analytics for cloud apps and how to deliver a BYOA ("bring your own analytics”) strategy
  • Receive an overview of DataDirect Hybrid Services
  • Enable open analytics via standard SQL (ODBC/JDBC) and REST (OData)

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Configuring Salesforce External Object Reports

Salesforce shops, including ourselves, have been eagerly anticipating external object support with reports. Starting in Winter ’17, you can build native reports with on-demand access to external data sources such as Oracle, SQL Server, Greenplum, Amazon Redshift, IBM DB2 or Hadoop Big Data Platforms.

External objects are powered by Salesforce Connect and provide clicks-not-code data access for admins, devs and general users. But is all of this too good to be true?

During this on-demand webinar, you’ll get:

  • An introduction to external objects and their new capabilities for reporting and Wave trending
  • Steps to setup Salesforce reports with external data sources
  • Steps to produce OData from warehouses, marts, lakes and other reporting systems
  • Report considerations and limitations with Salesforce Connect

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New Data Pipeline Transforms How Clouds Access Data

Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline Just Launched! Data connectivity has been completely disrupted by the proliferation of cloud applications, and this launch will disrupt that disruption by providing direct SQL (ODBC or JDBC) and REST (OData) standards based data access for hybrid cloud and on-premises architectures.

During this on-demand webinar you will:
Get a preview of the main product features, including real-time access to data sources, behind a firewall or in the cloud; single API to any data source across SQL or REST; flexible deployment to popular cloud platforms; and firewall friendly data access without any network configuration.

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Integrate Oracle Data Sources with Salesforce Connect

Greg Stasko, Progress DataDirect and Mitul Patel, Appirio, share their views on how Salesforce-to-Oracle integration was accomplished before the Salesforce Connect release and how Salesforce Connect changes the integration game.

During this on-demand webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How Salesforce Connect delivers fast Salesforce-Oracle Integration
  • About common Oracle sources that require integration
  • How popular Salesforce-Oracle integration patterns differ.

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Firewall Friendly Pipeline for Secure Data Access

Firewall Friendly Pipeline for Secure Data Access

Progress DataDirect will completely change the way public and private clouds access data.

Learn how to securely access data behind the firewall, without requiring SSH tunnels, reverse proxies or any changes to the firewall. This allows public or private cloud applications to access data stored within your organization. Data is accessed using industry standard interfaces for SQL (ODBC or JDBC) and REST (OData).

Finally, get an opportunity to sign up for a preview of “Project Mustang” which is creating a storm of disruption in the hybrid integration space.

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The Inside Scoop on Apache Sqoop

Webinar: The Inside Scoop on Apache Sqoop

Apache Sqoop is the standard tool for loading and exporting data between Hadoop and traditional data stores, such as relational databases or SaaS applications, through a standard JDBC interface. Sqoop serves as the data access layer for the Hadoop ecosystem to connect external structured data. What could go wrong connecting a massively distributed data processing system with your core business data?

Watch this on-demand webinar to:

  • Get an introduction to Apache Sqoop
  • Learn which data sources are accessible via JDBC for Sqoop
  • Receive the latest best practices and lessons from the field

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Binding Kendo UI to Any Data with OData

Kendo UI® is an impressive HTML5 user interface framework for your apps. It has an equally impressive story for accessing data for its data management components. Kendo UI enables developers to create modern websites and apps using OData, an industry standard REST API to access any type of data source. Accessing OData data sources with Progress DataDirect Cloud® solves connectivity and integration challenges. Now, developers can spend more time building amazing apps and less time learning new web services APIs. In short, Kendo UI is your web developer’s new best friend. Watch this on-demand webinar to discover how accessing OData data sources with Progress DataDirect Cloud simplifies connectivity and integration so you can build amazing apps faster.

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SQL Access to Cassandra NoSQL Databases

The growing popularity of NoSQL is wreaking havoc on core business system integrations in organizations of all sizes. NoSQL databases have query languages and frameworks to better support SQL-like operations, but they are still incompatible with existing SQL-based infrastructures. Join Progress and Software AG in this on-demand webinar to learn more about the industry's leading suite of production-ready JDBC connectors for SQL on NoSQL databases.  

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SQL or SOQL for Salesforce Analytics

Salesforce analytics and BI continues to be a trending, hot topic as organizations implement new platforms to improve their customer intelligence. But what’s the best way to access the data? SOQL is the popular query language for Salesforce. However, SQL may be better suited for accessing data for analytics. Watch this on-demand webinar and join us in the great SOQL vs. SQL query debate to see which one is best for your analytics project.  

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How Big Data ISVs Get Marketing Data into Lakes

Watch this on-demand webinar to see how ISVs are accelerating big data technology adoption with a single interface to numerous marketing cloud data sources such as Salesforce, Marketo, Eloqua, Oracle Service Cloud, Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture.

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Building a Modern Marketing Data Warehouse

During this on-demand webinar, our speakers share two methods that leverage standards based connectors for creating a modern marketing data warehouse – moving data into a dedicated data warehouse database, or enabling real-time connectivity between the primary SaaS BI app and the data sources that will feed it. 

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Get the Inside Story on MongoDB BI Connectors

In this on-demand webinar, see how our presenters shared their perspectives on the value of a fast, reliable BI connector for MongoDB with no infrastructure disruption. See what TIBCO Jaspersoft took into account when choosing the MongoDB connector for their embedded BI platform. The live demo showcasing SQL access to MongoDB is a must-see. 

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