Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), a software vendor that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in a cloud hosting environment, has announced expanded capabilities for its DataDirect Cloud data integration solution with new support for the Open Data Protocol (OData), a data access protocol for querying and updating data.
The new capability would make it simple to interact with data from a variety of applications and programming languages so it’s easier to consume by both information workers and developers from any platform or device.
As businesses look to facilitate access to their wealth of data, Progress’ OData solution provides a way to standardize the link between applications and the broad spectrum of enterprise data sources. Because it is built on standards such as REST and JSON, OData makes it easy for mobile, enterprise mobile, cloud hosting based SaaS, Web, and PaaS applications to access data from sources such as Salesforce, DB2, Oracle and SQL Server.
Additional data sources that can be accessed via the DataDirect Cloud data integration solution include:
- MySQL Enterprise
- Apache Hadoop Hive
- Amazon RedShift
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM
- Oracle Service Cloud
- Google Analytics
“Today’s data savvy enterprises are realizing the value in making data widely available internally and outside of their organizations,” said Tony Fisher, VP, data collaboration and integration at Progress. “OData is leading the way in standardizing how that data is made accessible and will play a vital role in enabling businesses to increase the ROI from their data with the DataDirect Cloud solution.”