ODBC Driver Manager
Get the Best ODBC Driver Manager Together with the Best ODBC Drivers
The ODBC driver manager plays an important role in today's open data access architectures, serving as the interface between an ODBC application and one or more ODBC drivers. When you get your ODBC data solution from Progress DataDirect, the data connectivity specialists, you get the best ODBC driver manager on the market paired with the best-performing, most reliable ODBC drivers.
A Unix/Linux ODBC Driver Manager Equivalent to MS Windows ODBC Driver Manager
Progress DataDirect is the exclusive licensee for porting the industry-leading Microsoft Windows ODBC Driver Manager to non-Windows platforms. Included with every DataDirect driver installation, the DataDirect ODBC Driver Manager is now the most widely deployed ODBC driver manager for Unix and Linux platforms.
With the DataDirect ODBC Driver Manager, you get several benefits for your database ODBC architecture:
- The DataDirect ODBC Driver Manager includes all the functionality of its MS Windows counterpart, including advanced diagnostics support and Unicode/ANSI mapping.
- By using the native Microsoft ODBC Driver Manager on your Windows systems and the equivalent DataDirect ODBC Driver Manager on your Unix and Linux systems, your application code can be consistent and not have to account for driver manager differences.
- Some competing Unix/Linux ODBC drivers, such as the ODBC driver Oracle distributes and the ODBC driver Sybase distributes, require that users separately obtain and install a third party driver manager. By contrast, DataDirect's own ODBC Driver Manager is bundled with our driver installations.
The Best-Performing, Most Reliable ODBC Drivers
Based on the ODBC connection string supplied by your application at runtime, your ODBC driver manager will load the appropriate ODBC driver to handle the connection. With DataDirect as your ODBC solution provider, your applications' ODBC connection will be handled by the best drivers on the market. Benchmarking tests have proven that DataDirect ODBC drivers dramatically outperform competing drivers in throughput, CPU efficiency, and memory efficiency. And DataDirect drivers deliver rock-solid reliability – so much so that 96 of the Fortune 100 companies use DataDirect products for their mission-critical data connectivity needs.
DataDirect offers high-performance ODBC drivers for every major database including Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Informix, and more, as well as an ODBC driver for cloud data stores like Salesforce and Database.com.