Progress Releases New DataDirect Connector for Apache Cassandra

Progress software has announced the release of Progress DataDirect for Apache Cassandra, a new series of connectors in its DataDirect enterprise data connectivity suite.

Leveraging industry-accepted SQL-based ODBC and JDBC standards with patented normalisation technology, DataDirect for Apache Cassandra makes the Cassandra NoSQL database instantly compatible with customers’ existing applications. This driver further delivers industry-leading features compatible with the new ODBC 4.0 specification, and adds to an already robust portfolio of connectors to better enable integration and support for over 200 of the most popular data sources and interfaces.

The DataDirect solution enables enterprise IT architects to map Cassandra data, including collections, into their relational counterpart: well-structured, child tables that relate to a primary parent table. DataDirect Cassandra ODBC and JDBC connectivity leads the market in providing this powerful capability, and Progress has been awarded a U.S. Patent relating to this capability. Progress is the worldwide leader in reliable NoSQL connectivity, and is the first in the industry to introduce this concept of normalisation on NoSQL data models for business intelligence and analytics.

“Leading organisations are turning to Cassandra to meet the performance, scalability and availability that today’s internet-scale solutions demand,” said Dion Picco, General Manager, Data Connectivity & Integration, Progress.

“By exposing its data as normalised relational tables, the Progress DataDirect solution enables enterprises to use an industry-standard, SQL-based solution with ODBC and JDBC connectivity to more easily integrate Cassandra with their existing data management infrastructure. For real-time analytics on Apache Cassandra, organisations are adopting our Spark SQL connector giving us complete connectivity for the Cassandra analytics ecosystem.”

In addition, the new DataDirect connector:

  • Delivers Apache Cassandra compatibility, verified through more than 85 million verification tests
  • Comes optimised for performance, ensuring maximum throughput when connecting to Cassandra systems
  • Enables connectivity to virtually any application, including BI, analytics and data warehousing projects, and directly to Cassandra systems—without compromising Cassandra functionality
  • Provides support for executing native CQL via the ODBC 4.0 defined syntax
  • Supports Apache Cassandra 2.0 and higher, and DataStax Enterprise 4.6 and higher

In addition to Cassandra, Progress offers DataDirect drivers for a variety of big data sources including MongoDB, Spark SQL, Impala, SAP HANA and Apache Hive, as well as commercial distributions of Hive from Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, IBM and Pivotal. This is on top of unmatched Progress DataDirect relational and SaaS application adapters that include: Salesforce Connect,, Hubspot, Marketo, Eloqua, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, ServiceMax, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Progress OpenEdge, Progress Rollbase and many more.

Progress DataDirect for Apache Cassandra is available now.