26 Aug Getting to Know Cassandra

Today’s data-driven world is both a blessing and a curse for IT managers. While Big Data makes it possible to solve business challenges, turning information from different sources into actionable insight can be a real challenge. How do you keep your organization moving forward, but still keep things simple for IT?  With the emergence of…

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21 Aug MongoDB, Cassandra, APIs Oh My! Let’s Talk Data at Progress Exchange

45 days to go until Progress Exchange 2014, and our team at Progress DataDirect can’t wait! This year, Progress’ annual partner and customer conference will take place October 6-8 in Orlando, FL. If you attended last year’s event in Boston, you probably remember lots of orange, sparks everywhere and news of significant updates to our…

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04 Aug Enhanced Access to Your Force.com Solutions

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Many powerful vertical solutions are now available on the Force.com platform via the AppExchange – For ITSM (IT Service Management), there is BMC’s Remedyforce. Navatar Group offers Financial Services solutions, and ERP and accounting solutions are available from FinancialForce and RootStock. Veeva offers a CRM solution for the life sciences, to highlight just a few. Force.com…

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04 Aug How to Tame Your Raw Data with Easyl + Tableau

Manually building sales reports, performance dashboards and lead analyses can be a productivity killer. Not only does it take time to compile what you need from multiple data sources, but once you’ve gone through the initial process you have to redo it all over again the next time you need a report. Wouldn’t it be…

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31 Jul New Tableau to MongoDB ODBC connection that respects NoSQL data

Tableau analysts may or may not know about the challenges in exposing NoSQL data sources, such as MongoDB, to data visualization tools like Tableau, Qlikview, Spotfire, Microstrategy, SAP Lumira, SAS, Birst, etc.  Progress DataDirect loves a good challenge and engineered the first reliable SQL connector to MongoDB using ODBC/JDBC.  Progress Software acquired the Modulus Node.js and MongoDB development platform,…

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29 Jul The Odata Connection

Data access for mobile and web apps has long been a pain point for many businesses, but the problem is becoming increasingly challenging as more and more people turn to turn smartphones as their primary devices. This is putting pressure on businesses to develop apps, and develop them fast. The lack of standardized connectivity, such…

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22 Jul Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Wrangling Data

If you’re in sales or marketing then it’s very likely you have a data wrangling addiction. Don’t deny it, we’ve all been there. You hop between any number of systems in a given day (Salesforce, Eloqua, Oracle, SQL Server, HubSpot, etc.) and the only way to take control of your world is to dump all…

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17 Jul Oracle Data Integrator ETL JDBC source for Eloqua marketing cloud

For many Oracle Data Integrator professionals, there is growing demand to consume SaaS data such as Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud.  Let’s get real, you’re responsible for supporting a wide range of data sources and may have never heard of Eloqua.  But with standards based JDBC connectivity to SaaS data – you become an instant marketing…

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10 Jul The 7 Bad Data Habits That Hamper Sales Operation Success

It’s all too easy to fall into bad habits at the office: browsing social media, online shopping during business hours, or maybe even sneaking glimpses of World Cup matches when you should be finishing that critical report. But what about the habits we don’t even realize we’re repeating day in and day out? These commonplace…

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01 Jul The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Analysts

With business success increasingly dependent on effective data management, expectations are set pretty high for BI analysts these days. Rising pressures often lead to cutting corners and invalid data. Not good! Especially because some of these offenses can put your organization in deadly peril. Tread carefully and be mindful that you aren’t guilty of the…

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