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Progress Software Links Up With Hadoop And Cloud With Revised Connectors


Written by  Raja Rao | 27 November 2012
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Progress Software Connects Apache HiveProgress Software Corporation simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business applications. The Company announced the release of DataDirect Connect for ODBC 7.1 and DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1. The new releases deliver 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.

The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model. It is being used increasingly by the companies to process Big Data. Another OpenSource product Apache Hive is also being used for analysis of data. Real-time analysis of Big Data has become key to the performance of the Companies. In order to achieve this, a SQL-based connector is required without which the value unlocking of Big Data from Hadoop-based data warehouse is not possible. This becomes a setback for them.

The new releases provide high-performance Big Data and cloud connectivity with expanded database coverage and increased security. Progress Software claims that new DataDirect Connect ODBC driver for Apache Hive will deliver the same quality and efficiency that more than 300 OEM partners are already experiencing. This driver will enable to unlock value from Big Data facilitating the management to take informed decision. It also enables connectivity to all major distributions of Hadoop, including Apache Hadoop, MapR Apache Hadoop, Amazon EMR and Cloudera’s distribution of Apache Hadoop.

“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 customers.”

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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