Progress Software Corporation is offering a beta program of the DataDirect Cloud service. The new SaaS-based connection management service will enable simplified SQL access to a broad spectrum of cloud-based data sources through a single standards-based interface, without requiring customized interfaces or new libraries. Delivery of the DataDirect Cloud connectivity management service is expected in the second quarter of 2013, with beta program access available for a limited number of participants beginning in January 2013.
“The success of cloud computing and SaaS based applications will depend in part on eliminating the 'data silo' these applications create for their customers,” says Michael Benedict, vice president and business line manager, Progress DataDirect. “With the DataDirect Cloud offering, we are delivering the final link to effectively integrate SaaS-based applications with the common tools most organizations have in house today."
The DataDirect Cloud offering will provide a single ODBC and JDBC driver based on the DataDirect premium driver technology that plugs into a third-party application suite (i.e., Business Intelligence, Enterprise Service Bus, Business Process Management Suites, Data Integration ETL, Java EE); real-time SQL access to a range of data sources through a connectivity management service that resides in the cloud; and web-based query development tools that allow interaction with SaaS data without any on-premise software required.
According to Progress, specifically for ISVs, DataDirect cloud will provide the ability to distribute the DataDirect Cloud OEM driver “in the box” and support a broad array of data sources that will be updated and expanded regularly without having to redeploy to on premise installations.
More information can be found at http://cloud.datadirect.com.