Among its extensive product features, the DataDirect for Connect ODBC driver for Hadoop will offer support for the most popular Hadoop distribution frameworks, including Apache, Cloudera, MapR, and Amazon EMR. It will also provide Windows, RedHat, Solaris, SUSE, AIX, and HP-UX platform support.Benedict also noted: “We received many requests from our customers and partners to build and offer a ‘DataDirect quality’ premium driver that will support all major distributions of Apache Hadoop Hive in a way they could not cost effectively do through other options available today. We acted on these requests to enable our vast end user community to more effectively consume data with their existing BI and analytics platforms, and to enable our OEM partners to support different distributions of Hadoop across all their supported platforms.” Progress Software is the software industry’s leading comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world’s most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on Progress Software to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. About Progress Software CorporationProgress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000. Follow Progress Software on Twitter: @ProgressSWFollow Progress DataDirect on Twitter: @DataDirect_News Progress, DataDirect, and DataDirect Connect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Apache, Hadoop, and Hive are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.