Progress Software Introduces New Database Drivers for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse

Progress Software has announced the availability of database drivers for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. Available for pre-sales registration immediately with shipment in Q2 2011, the Progress DataDirect Connect drivers enable companies using UNIX-, Linux- and Java-based applications to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse.

"Progress DataDirect Connect drivers are critical for organizations that want to leverage their existing applications, while tapping the scalability and performance advantages of the long-anticipated Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse," says Jonathan Bruce, senior product manager, Progress Software. "With our drivers, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse users will enjoy cross platform support to enable connectivity from any application. We're happy to expand the reach of this powerful data warehouse to a broader community of software applications and platforms."

For more information or to pre-register for ODBC drivers go here, or for JDBC drivers go here.

Progress has also announced the DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET 3.5, extending support for Microsoft Entity Framework 4.0 to its Oracle, Sybase ASE and DB2 providers. According to Progress, in addition to extending support for versions 4.0 and 1.0 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework to Oracle, Sybase and DB2 on iSeries, the new release offers seamless support for WC/F, RIA and Silverlight EF deployments, superior EDM model generation and runtime performance to all Entity Framework applications, optimized connection pooling for increased performance and resource efficiency, and support for Visual Studio 2010, the .NET 4.0 runtime, and version 5.0 of the Enterprise Library, including pluggable support for the Data Access Application Block (DAAB) Logging Application Block (LAB).

For more information, go here.