BBBT - Progress DataDirect - 2016

25mar9:00 am11:30 amBBBT - Progress DataDirect - 2016

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Progress DataDirect

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API Overload: Simplify BI against SaaS data


The average company has over 20 SaaS applications deployed, and as lines-of-business take control over technology selection, that number is going to skyrocket. Doing BI against the myriad of proprietary APIs these applications expose is time consuming, error prone, and a drain on IT resources. Learn about these pitfalls and how companies are better handling this API explosion.


Dion Picco – General Manager

Sumit Sarkar – Chief Data Evangelist

Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with more than 10 years of experience working in the data connectivity field. As a leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit’s interests include: performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending analysis technology, business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms, and data connectivity for aPaaS environments with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and a TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.

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Progress 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.

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