Progress Releases New DataDirect Connector for Apache Cassandra

Progress has announced the release of Progress DataDirect for Apache Cassandra, a series of connectors in its DataDirect enterprise data connectivity suite.

Leveraging SQL-based ODBC and JDBC standards with patented normalization technology, DataDirect for Apache Cassandra is targeted at making the Cassandra NoSQL database compatible with customers’ existing applications. This driver delivers features compatible with the new ODBC 4.0 specification, and adds to the company’s portfolio of connectors to better enable integration and support for over 200 of the most popular data sources and interfaces.

According to Progress, the DataDirect solution enables enterprise IT architects to map Cassandra data, including collections, into their relational counterpart: well-structured, child tables that relate to a primary parent table. Progress has been awarded U.S Patent 9,471,654 relating to its DataDirect Cassandra ODBC and JDBC connectivity. 

More organizations are turning to Cassandra, to meet the demands of internet scale solutions, and by exposing its data as normalized relational tables, the Progress DataDirect solution enables enterprises to use a SQL-based solution with ODBC and JDBC connectivity to more easily integrate Cassandra with their existing data management infrastructure, explained Dion Picco, general manager, Data Connectivity & Integration, Progress.

In addition to Cassandra, Progress offers drivers for a variety of big data sources including MongoDB, Spark SQL, Impala, SAP HANA and Apache Hive, as well as commercial distributions of Hive from Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, IBM and Pivotal. In addition, Progress offers relational and SaaS application adapters that include: Salesforce Connect,, Hubspot, Marketo, Eloqua, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, ServiceMax, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Progress OpenEdge, Progress Rollbase and many more.

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