SOURCE: Progress DataDirect

Progress DataDirect

December 10, 2009 08:00 ET

Progress DataDirect Introduces New Bulk-Load Functionality to Enterprise Architecture and Data Warehousing 2009 Audience

Attendees Learn How to Overcome the Limitations of Traditional Bulk Loading for Better Decision Making and Operational Responsiveness Using the Progress® DataDirect Connect® Line of Database Drivers

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading independent enterprise software provider that enables companies to be operationally responsive, today announced its speaking engagement and exhibitor presence at the Enterprise Architecture and Data Warehousing Conference 2009 taking place Dec. 10 in New York City. Jonathan Bruce, program manager for Progress DataDirect will deliver the presentation, "How to Move Mountains of Data without Sacrificing Performance" at 1:30 p.m. in the main conference room of the Radisson Broadway Executive Conference Center.

Companies in every industry move mountains of data into data warehouses for reporting, duplication/archival, analytics and operational responsiveness. More often than not, the design of these systems is accidental and the approach underperforming. Traditionally there has been no standards-based way for moving large amounts of data between systems -- resulting in poorly architected solutions that suffer when additional systems come online or additional databases are thrown into the mix.

During the session, Bruce will describe the performance bottlenecks, technical pitfalls, and functional limitations of traditional bulk loading. Conference attendees will be shown how bulk-load functionality is now available in the DataDirect Connect® for ODBC and DataDirect Connect for JDBC™ drivers -- allowing users to quickly and easily move large amounts of data into data warehouses and other systems for faster Extract Transform Load (ETL) processes and accelerated Business Intelligence (BI). The presentation will offer real-world scenarios including how to move data from Oracle to DB2 with little effort and how to move millions of rows of VSAM data into Oracle with only 5 lines of Java™ code.

The DataDirect® Bulk Load feature was introduced in release 6.0 of the Progress® DataDirect Connect® family of database drivers. The complete, driver-based implementation delivers high performance for bulk-load scenarios without the need for database vendor tools or client libraries. With the DataDirect Bulk Load feature, software developers can:

--  Load bulk data into a database the fastest way possible through ODBC
--  Export data from one database and import it into another
--  Perform a variety of bulk operations without having to use or deploy
    load tools from the database vendor
--  Boost the performance of existing batch operations without the need
    for application code changes

Sponsored by the Data Management Forum in association with DAMA National Capital Region, the 19th annual Data Warehousing Conference has been described by past attendees as one of the year's most anticipated special events on data warehousing. The conference speakers are among the world's best known experts in the data warehouse, enterprise architecture and information management arena, and represent the leading organizations in the field.

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is an independent enterprise software company that enables businesses to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur -- to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class enterprise software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment -- all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments. Progress maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at or +1-781-280-4000.

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