[Progress News] [Progress OpenEdge ABL] Powerful Data Connectors Unlock Valuable Data within Progress OpenEdge

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Jessica Malakian

Only Progress DataDirect offers direct access to Progress OpenEdge data.

Progress OpenEdge powers organizations all around the world for developing, integrating and managing critical business applications. By allowing data connectors to OpenEdge, users can access valuable data within to enhance multiple BI and analytics programs.

Progress DataDirect allows for powerful connectivity to OpenEdge, allowing users to get broad spectrum access to business-critical data sources, as well as accessing data using industry standard APIs. Users are also able to gain immediate connectivity to business intelligence, data integration, reporting tools and more.

Users can connect to OpenEdge via:

  • ODBS—DataDirect’s ODBC Driver for OpenEdge offers a high-performing, secure and reliable connectivity solution for ODBC applications to access OpenEdge data.
  • JDBC—DataDirect’s JDBC Driver for OpenEdge offers a high-performing, secure and reliable connectivity solution for JDBC applications to access OpenEdge data.
  • ODataOData (Open Data Protocol) is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs.

Why DataDirect for OpenEdge?​

1. OpenEdge Database access using standards-based SQL​

Only DataDirect offers direct access to OpenEdge data without requiring changes to the developed applications or causing interruptions. Additionally, use DataDirect ODBC/JDBC connections from BI/ETL tools to get direct access to the OpenEdge data by avoiding the business logic.

2. Standards-based connectivity to ABL business logic​

DataDirect eliminates the need for manual, error-prone export and import stages by allowing data from crucial business operations created in OpenEdge to be accessed in a single reporting tool. Additionally, the Autonomous REST Connector to an OpenEdge REST-enabled application preserves all Advanced Business Logic (ABL).

3. OData support that enables clientless connectivity from leading BI solutions​

Applications like PowerBI and Tableau can be easily integrated with OpenEdge thanks to OData capabilities via DataDirect. It's easier than ever to create business intelligence insights using OpenEdge data.

To access the vital data that exists inside OpenEdge applications, DataDirect offers connectors that are quick, secure and simple to use. This provides high availability through workload distribution and application failover, as well as broad data type compatibility to enable full functionality.

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