In addition to Big Data connectivity for Apache Hive, the newly released DataDirect Connect drivers include the following features:
- Cloud database connectivity, with high-performance support for the Microsoft SQL Azure database, enabling efficient SQL access to Microsoft’s relational database service in the cloud.
- Expanded database coverage, with advanced support and certification:
- IBM DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, including SQL enhancements and support for Time Travel Queries
- IBM DB2 pureScale 9.8
- Teradata 14
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012, including SQL enhancements and protocol upgrade.
- Expanded native database security for Oracle Advanced Security (OAS), including support for ten additional encryption algorithms.
“A key focus at Progress is to enable enterprises to act on data in real-time. We are excited to provide our vast end user community with a solution 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,” said Michael Benedict, vice president and business line manager, Progress DataDirect. “There’s a critical need for a premium driver that will support all major distributions of Apache Hadoop Hive cost effectively, and with this release we are addressing this need for our partners and customers.”About Progress Software Corporation Progress 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: @ProgressSW Follow Progress DataDirect on Twitter: @DataDirect_News Progress and DataDirect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.