DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of 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 DataDirect products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBCTM and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP.

More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS).

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Whitepaper: Getting the Most from System z: Redefining Mainframe Economics with the Specialty Engines

by DataDirect TechnologiesNov 01, 2008

One sure thing in the current market is that insurers--and all companies--are looking for ways to cut costs and to be more efficient. For IT, this may mean attempting to do more with existing hardware, or it might mean replacing inefficient systems with more modern ones that can drive down expenses. In the case of the System z specialty engines, it might be a combination of both.

By adding a zIIP, zAAP, or IFL to an existing System z, a company may be able to quickly cut down mainframe processing costs with little effort. For a company that already relies heavily on the System z in its infrastructure, some research into the specialty engines is definitely in order. Specialty engines are not guaranteed to reduce mainframe costs, but a host of vendor solutions in the marketplace exist to help companies determine what course is best for their bottom line.

Whitepaper: Significantly Increase Mainframe Web Services ROI

by DataDirect TechnologiesJun 01, 2008

In this case study from Nucleus Research, a global financial services firm deployed DataDirect Shadow and its mainframe Web services technology at the early stages of its service-oriented architecture (SOA) adoption. This strategy enabled the company to leverage existing mainframe assets while increasing developer productivity and the ability to deliver new applications to customers. ROI: 150% Payback: 11 months