CData Software aims to simplify the way users connect with data and delivers easy-integration solutions with simple data providers, drivers, and tools. Through powerful data driver technologies, they provide a standards-based interface that treats remote data sources like traditional databases. The approach has helped businesses maximize savings on systems integration and reduce overall complexity.
In addition to an expansive list of data sources, CData Software also provides a straightforward extensibility model for creating all new drivers. Their API Driver solutions provide driver technologies of high caliber for markets that might otherwise be too small or specialized to create and maintain full-fledged drivers. “Our drivers include thousands of hours of development, quality assurance efforts, and marketing resources to bring to market. The API Driver helps us to provide the same powerful driver interface in a fraction of the time,” says Sharma. Of particular interest to SAP customers, SAP Business Objects users can leverage the API Driver ODBC framework to easily connect to data from custom Web APIs, databases, and other applications.
A compelling challenge that CData Software addressed was simplifying a Business Intelligence tool vendor’s channels for accessing data. By using one of the CData ADO.NET Data Providers, the de facto standard for database connectivity for Microsoft .NET, the vendor was able to rapidly integrate their solution with live access to data.
We have developed a process that enables us to decouple source specific data access code from the driver technology framework
CData Software’s innovative solutions stem from its decades of experience developing software tools. “We have developed a process that enables us to decouple source-specific data access code from the driver technology framework,” says Sharma. Using this process, CData Software is able to support any new data source—bringing unparalleled array of native drivers and adapters to the market for integration with that source. With such an arsenal of solutions, the competition is kept at bay. But this success does not make CData Software stagnate! Sharma promises that the development team at CData Software will always be innovating to find improved data connectivity technologies and add to their repertoire of driver data sources.