Turn Big Data into Big Value with the Premier ODBC Data Connectivity Solution
We've entered the era of "big data" and there's no turning back. Nobody understands this better than IT managers who are tasked with providing their customers high-speed, high-availability access to an ever increasing volume and variety of data. The right ODBC data connectivity software can help tremendously, but it's important to choose your solution carefully.
The Key Role of Middleware in Your ODBC Data Architecture
With the great strides made in hardware performance and database optimization in recent years, it's now the data connectivity component of your IT architecture that can make or break overall application performance. Indeed, in a modern distributed application up to 90% of data access time is spent in the middleware.
Too often architects give insufficient attention to this component of system design, and they settle by default for the ODBC data handlers that DB vendors bundle with their systems, or for the latest open source ODBC connection products. The reality is that ODBC data solutions differ markedly in their performance and reliability, and in an IT shop experiencing disappointing Oracle performance or SQL Server performance, the culprit may be your ODBC data drivers. In short, big data demands a high capacity data driver.
Superior ODBC Data Performance from Progress DataDirect
Progress DataDirect is the world's leading maker of high-performance JDBC and ODBC data connectivity products. Supporting the business-critical data access needs of 96 of the Fortune 100 companies, Progress DataDirect Connect® ODBC drivers deliver what's demanded by today's big data:
- Performance. Progress DataDirect ODBC and JDBC driver products blow away the competition when it comes to performance. Leveraging a wire protocol architecture that eliminates the need for DB client libraries, as well as built-in features like connection pooling and bulk loading, Progress DataDirect drivers typically deliver a 20%-500% application performance improvement over competing drivers.
- Scalability. Progress DataDirect ODBC data drivers are the most resource-efficient on the market, using CPU cycles and memory more sparingly that competing drivers. As a result, your system can scale better for a given amount of hardware resources – an important advantage particularly in virtualized environments.
- Reliability. Our database ODBC products are subjected to the most rigorous testing suites in the industry, ensuring that our customers reap the benefits of trouble-free ODBC connectivity even in the most demanding big data environments.