|By Business Wire
|November 19, 2012 08:02 AM EST
Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that
simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business
applications, today announced the release of DataDirect Connect® for
ODBC 7.1 and DataDirect Connect® XE for ODBC 7.1. The new releases
deliver fast, reliable, secure, and highly scalable connectivity for
Apache Hive™, a key big data source. This type of connectivity
exemplifies Progress Software’s goal to help companies better access
their data whether on premise, or in the cloud.
The DataDirect Connect for ODBC 7.1 and DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC
7.1 drivers also offer expanded support for cloud databases to include
Microsoft SQL Azure™, and additional premium features for an expanded
spectrum of databases, including IBM DB2 10.1, IBM DB2 pureScale 9.8,
Teradata 14, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
In today’s world of Big Data, organizations are increasingly using
Apache Hadoop open source software to store and process huge amounts of
data. Many organizations are also using Apache Hive data warehouse for
data summarization, query and analysis. However, data comes in many
forms and organizations need the ability to perform additional analysis
in real-time using their existing SQL-based business intelligence and
data analytics tools. This means they need a highly flexible and solid
connection to these tools. Without such connectivity, companies’
analysts and decision makers are locked out of the insights contained in
the Hadoop-based data warehouse.
The new DataDirect Connect ODBC driver for Apache Hive will deliver the
same breadth, quality, and efficiency that more than 300 OEM partners
and hundreds of thousands of users of the comprehensive DataDirect data
connectivity portfolio already enjoy today. For the corporate user, this
driver will unlock reams of business intelligence and provide business
analysts with the information they need to make accurate decisions
quickly and easily. For ISVs and OEMs, this connectivity now means that
they can have one driver with DataDirect quality and performance to
enable their applications to connect to all major distributions of
Hadoop, including Apache Hadoop, MapR Apache Hadoop, Amazon EMR and
Cloudera’s distribution of Apache Hadoop.
In addition to Big Data connectivity for Apache Hive, the newly released
DataDirect Connect drivers include the following features:
Cloud database connectivity, with high-performance support for the
Microsoft SQL Azure database, enabling efficient SQL access to
Microsoft’s relational database service in the cloud.
Expanded database coverage, with advanced support and certification:
IBM DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, including SQL
enhancements and support for Time Travel Queries
IBM DB2 pureScale 9.8
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, including SQL enhancements and protocol
Expanded native database security for Oracle Advanced Security (OAS),
including support for ten additional encryption algorithms.
Progress Software is the industry’s leading comprehensive provider of
software for connecting the world’s most critical business applications
to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging
standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect
products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of
data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC and
ADO.NET, and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors
and thousands of enterprises rely on Progress Software to simplify and
streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the
complexity of mainframe integration.
“As part of the Progress DataDirect beta program, we got early access to
their ODBC-driver for Hive and benchmarked it against other
solutions. The DataDirect driver was significantly faster at
transferring the large datasets we typically get," said Johan
Pettersson, founder and consultant, Big Data AB.
“We’re pleased to be able to apply the same in-database techniques used
with traditional data sources and massively parallel processing (MPP)
data warehouses to Hadoop clusters using DataDirect,” said Erik Markade,
CTO of KXEN. “This allows KXEN customers to introduce new levels of
predictive insight by analyzing vast quantities of data from their
customer-facing channels and across the business.”
“A key focus at Progress is to enable enterprises to act on data in
real-time. We are excited to provide our vast end user community with a
solution to more effectively consume data with their existing BI and
analytics platforms and to enable our OEM partners to support different
distributions of Hadoop across all their supported platforms,” said
Michael Benedict, vice president and business line manager, Progress
DataDirect. “There’s a critical need for a premium driver that will
support all major distributions of Apache Hadoop Hive cost effectively,
and with this release we are addressing this need for our partners and
About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) simplifies the development,
deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any
Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and
low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com
Follow Progress Software on Twitter: @ProgressSW
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Progress and DataDirect are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates
in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.
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