ADO.NET DATA CONNECTIVITY WHITE PAPERS
DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET white papers are divided into the following two categories:
The Essential Series: Managed .NET Connectivity
This article discusses the architectural distinctives of a well-designed .Net connectivity product. It looks at the features required to minimize resource utilization on the host system and provide optimal scalability within an enterprise ecosphere.
Big Data and Agility Demands Threaten to Overwhelm Financial Institutions
In this Gartner Research Note, Analyst Mary Knox explores how senior data management practitioners and stakeholders at financial services firms must realign their data management practices now to account for big data and increased demands for data agility.
Enterprise Big Data: Here to Stay and Requiring Superior Data Access
As data volume, velocity, variability and variety increase, so do the stresses on today’s software infrastructures when they can no longer make sense of data deluge. This Progress DataDirect whitepaper provides industry best practices for effectively moving enterprise Big data with advanced bulk load functionality.
Understanding Big Data: A Management Study
Authored by Saugatuck Technology, this Big Data management report takes a broad look at how the market for Big Data infrastructure, technologies and solutions are evolving in response to the explosion in both structured and non-structure content of all types. The Cloud is emerging as a particularly useful platform for Big Data solutions for both infrastructure and analytics, as it is an ideal platform for massive data crunching and analysis at affordable prices.
DataDirect Connect Advantages: Increased Performance and Reduced Costs
Unlike alternative database drivers, Progress DataDirect Connect enables applications to make optimal use of available resources thereby increasing existing processing capacity and enhancing architectural elasticity. As a result, they easily onboard new user groups or projects, and assimilate volume processing spikes during peak usage, meaning they can minimize downstream infrastructure and hardware investments.
Why ISVs Embed: Maximize Revenue and Increase Customer Satisfaction
By embedding industry-best database drivers and data providers within their own solutions, ISVs respond more quickly to changing market and customer business demands. They build and deploy more marketable, more competitive solutions that ensure customer satisfaction and expand market presence.
Data in the Cloud: The Changing Nature of Managing Data Delivery
In this Gartner Research Note, Principal Research Analyst Eric Thoo presents key findings and recommendations regarding cloud-based data access, integration and delivery.
Protecting Virtualization ROI through Superior Data Connectivity
In a virtualized setting, insisting on the use of “free”, but often substandard, data connectivity components can cost organizations more than they anticipate in terms of inadequate performance. Discover how to protect the ROI of your virtualized applications by downloading this white paper.
Database Middleware: Struggling with Performance?
Read this white paper to learn how to influence performance and how to optimize efficiency for data requests and responses.
Anatomy of a Progress DataDirect Connect Driver
Database middleware plays a critical, often overlooked role in the success of your business applications. Connect drivers and providers provide an unparalleled set of features that provide critical development, run-time and production benefits.
What You Don't Know About Data Connectivity CAN Hurt You
This paper provides an overview of data connectivity, details its effect on application quality, and explores various alternative solutions.
Data Access Middleware Security Simplifies Business Process Applications
Ira Winkler, founder of ISAG and well-known security expert, wrote the report, which documents his assessment and establishes the need for security features as an integral part of database drivers and providers. The report also provides important information if you’re looking to implement Single Sign-on (SSO) or data encryption.
Middleware in Action: Industrial Strength Data Access
In this comprehensive technology assessment, industry veteran Ken North takes a robust look at database driver middleware and details what it takes to ensure true industrial strength data access in the enterprise.
Database Connectivity for Critical Business Systems: An Application Architect's Guide
This paper discusses the technical benefits you should look for in database connectivity components, and the financial and business implications of your database connectivity choice.
Nucleus Research: ROI Evaluation Report of Data Connectivity Products
This report provides case studies and detailed examples of the economic and technical benefits from addressing data connectivity requirements at design time.
Vendor Selection Criteria - An Application Architect's Guide
This guide details the various database connectivity options that are available and provides information about the factors that influence the selection of the option that is best for your critical system.
A Research Note from Nucleus Research: ISVs Save with DataDirect Drivers
DataDirect’s investment in innovation in data connectivity enables ISVs
to reduce the cost, risk, and complexity of delivering and supporting applications for customers and enables them to focus their efforts where they can be most effective.
Solution Guide: Data Access for Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Suite
Leverage other data sources such as Oracle, DB2, and Sybase with Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence (BI) solutions to get the most from your SQL Server 2005 or 2008 investment.
Service-Oriented Data Access: Building Interoperable, Robust & Reusable Data Services
In this white paper, Jason Bloomberg explains the role of data in a SOA, the data issues you face when attempting to layer a service-oriented approach on top of existing data sources, how to solve data integration challenges and address potential data access pitfalls, and how to architect a data services layer to reap the full benefits of SOA.