What to Look for in a Cloud Connectivity Solution
As more enterprise data is stored in the cloud rather than on-premise, cloud connectivity becomes an increasingly important component of today’s extended enterprise data architectures. When choosing a solution for connecting on-premise applications to cloud-based data stores, businesses should pay particular attention to these factors:
- Breadth of usability. The more portable the cloud connectivity solution is and the greater the number of on-premise applications that can use it, the more value you can derive from your cloud-based data.
- Performance. In a business environment that demands real-time or near real-time data access, throughput and latency performance is a key differentiator when evaluating cloud connectivity technologies.
- Security. Ideally the cloud connectivity solution itself should have built-in data security safeguards, so that your enterprise applications interfacing with a database cloud don’t have to shoulder the entire client-side security burden.
DataDirect Cloud Connectivity: Making Cloud Data More Usable and Valuable
By extending our industry-leading line of standards-based data drivers to support cloud connectivity to Salesforce.com and other top SaaS and cloud computing platforms, Progress DataDirect helps organizations get more value from their cloud-based data. DataDirect Connect XE drivers enable on-premise applications to connect to Salesforce data stores using industry standard JDBC, ODBC, or ADO.NET SQL, rather than the proprietary Salesforce data access API. With DataDirect’s standards-based cloud connectivity solution, your Salesforce data is made accessible to more of your enterprise applications, increasing its usability and value.
High Performance, Secure Cloud Connectivity
Benchmarking tests have consistently shown that DataDirect drivers outperform competing drivers on key measures of SQL transaction latency and throughput, while using system resources more efficiently than other drivers. Along with industry-best SQL performance, DataDirect drivers provide built-in security safeguards including SSL for data encryption and Kerberos-based OS authentication for integrating cloud connectivity into a Single Sign-On (SSO) environment. Also built into DataDirect drivers are valuable enterprise features such as connection pooling and automatic failover, easily configurable using ADO.NET, OBDC, or JDBC connection string attributes.
Complete Cloud Connectivity Solutions
DataDirect’s comprehensive line of standards-based data drivers enable high-performance, secure cloud connectivity for a variety of cloud based applications. For example, our ADO.NET, ODBC, and JDBC Oracle drivers provide a superior way of interfacing with a public or private cloud Oracle platform. And in “big data” environments, DataDirect JDBC drivers can help with bulk loading of data from a cloud computing Hadoop platform to any major type of relational database.