Progress today announced the release of two new drivers for its DataDirect enterprise data connectivity suite. The new drivers for MongoDB and SparkSQL add to an already robust portfolio of drivers to better enable integration and support of more than 200 of the most popular data sources.

“MongoDB is one of the hottest databases right now but also provides unique challenges when accessing the data stored inside from different BI and integration tools.  We worked closely with Mongo and our OEM and Corporate partners to build the best, highest performing and most features rich Mongo and SparkSQL drivers available,” said Michael Benedict, President, Data Connectivity and Integration Business Unit, Progress. “By providing SQL access to MongoDB and SparkSQL, the DataDirect drivers enable enterprises and ISV OEM Partners to easily connect to Mongo and SparkSQL with their existing toolsets via standards that are supported today.”

With the two new drivers, enterprise IT architects can build applications that can connect using standard ODBC, JDBC, ADO.Net and OData interfaces using standard SQL queries. The drivers take data in MongoDB and SparkSQL and present it as relational data, so any application can read the data easily as if it were relational in nature. The new drivers also offer increased performance, provide for better memory utilization for larger datasets and enable a more intuitive user experience than competitive offerings and are backed by Progress’s world wide support and services organization.

In addition, the new DataDirect drivers:

·         Provide natural relational views for SQL-based applications

·         Optimize performance for any application, without compromising functionality

·         Enable users to query, sort and/or aggregate all data stored in arrays via SQL

·         Normalize schema-less MongoDB data into relational views

·         Maximize MongoDB performance via optimized joins across tables

In addition to MongoDB and SparkSQL, Progress offers DataDirect drivers for a variety of big data sources including Cassandra, Impala, SAP HANA, and Apache Hive, as well as commercial distributions of Hive from Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and Pivotal.

This is on top of Progress’s unmatched DataDirect relational and SaaS application adapters that include: Salesforce Lightning Connect,,,, Hubspot, Marketo, Eloqua, Oracle Service Cloud, ServiceMax, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Progress OpenEdge, Progress Rollbase and many more.

The two new drivers are available today. To learn more or to see Progress DataDirect drivers in action, please visit or stop by the Progress booth #24 at MongoDB World, June 1-2 at the Sheraton Times Square, New York.