SOURCE: Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation

November 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Progress Software Introduces New Database Drivers for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse

Only Progress Software Enables Companies Using Java-, Linux- and Unix-Based Applications to Connect to New Data Warehouse Offering From Microsoft

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, announced today the availability of database drivers for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse, announced this week at PASS Summit 2010. Available for pre-sales registration immediately with shipment in Q2 2011, the Progress® DataDirect Connect® drivers enable companies using Unix-, Linux- and Java-based applications to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse.

Jonathan Bruce, Senior Product Manager, Progress Software, said: "Progress DataDirect Connect drivers are critical for organizations that want to leverage their existing applications, while tapping the scalability and performance advantages of the long-anticipated Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. With our drivers, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse users will enjoy cross platform support to enable connectivity from any application. We're happy to expand the reach of this powerful data warehouse to a broader community of software applications and platforms."

With Progress DataDirect Connect drivers, companies can leverage their existing software investments (rather than ripping and replacing), while experiencing the performance, scalability and reliability benefits of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse in mission-critical environments. For more information or to pre-register for ODBC drivers click: http://web.datadirect.com/products/odbc/sql-server/pdw.html, or for JDBC drivers click: http://web.datadirect.com/products/jdbc/sqlserver/pdw.html.

About Progress Software Corporation:
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises 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 infrastructure 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 www.progress.com or +1-781-280-4000.

Progress 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. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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