Progress Software Expands Big Data Connectivity With New HiveServer2 and Cloudera Support

  Progress Software Expands Big Data Connectivity With New HiveServer2 and
  Cloudera Support

   New DataDirect Connect® for ODBC Driver Technology Boosts Data Warehouse
         Performance, Enables Better Data Access for ODBC Interfaces

Business Wire

BEDFORD, Mass. -- April 2, 2013

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that
simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business
applications, today expanded its leading Big Data connectivity capabilities
with the availability of new ODBC driver technologies that make it easier to
leverage the newest and most powerful data warehousing applications. With new
support for HiveServer2 and Cloudera CDH 4.1 Hadoop distributions, Progress^®
DataDirect Connect^® XE for ODBC 7.1 reduces complexity for developers while
enabling fast, reliable and secure access from multiple data sources.

HiveServer2, the latest iteration of Apache Hive, is the data warehouse system
for Hadoop, one of the most commonly used Big Data frameworks in the market
today. It enables organizations to easily summarize data, execute ad hoc
queries and process large sets of data within the Hadoop framework – key
functionalities in today’s data saturated business environment. In order to
capitalize on this system, fast, reliable and secure data access technology is

The new HiveServer2 support featured in the latest DataDirect Connect XE for
ODBC 7.1 service pack delivers improved performance for ODBC interfaces,
allowing easy management of concurrent HiveServer2 connections. It also
provides improved scalability and high availability for HiveServer2
applications requiring extremely efficient database access. Additionally,
improved HiveServer2 authentication allows the use of plain text passwords for
improved usability, and better overall authorized access.

DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1 now includes support for Cloudera CDH 4.1,
Cloudera’s leading enterprise Hadoop distribution.

Additional features in this service pack (SP1) include:

  *Platform certification for Windows 8 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  *PostgreSQL 9.1 support
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 support
  *Upgraded support for API 26

Progress Software is the leading provider of comprehensive 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 Progress 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.


Michael Benedict, Vice President and Business Line Executive, Progress
DataDirect: “Hadoop is rapidly becoming the standard for Big Data management.
Progress DataDirect enables the fastest, most secure and most reliable data
access for a comprehensive range of Hadoop distributions. With support for all
of the major Big Data frameworks, we’re helping customers leverage their
existing data, no matter where it’s stored.”

Additional Resources:

Learn more: DataDirect Connect XE for ODBC 7.1 service pack

Learn more: Article “Hurdles for Hadoop” in Network World

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation(NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that
simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications
on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device,to any data
source,with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of
ownership. Progress Software can be reached atwww.progress.comor

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Progress, DataDirect, and DataDirect Connect are trademarks or registered
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Progress Software
Rick Lacroix, +1 781-280-4604
Twitter: @ProgressSW
Lillian Dunlap, +1 617-226-8881
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