Oracle ODBC Driver
Getting the Most Value from Your Oracle ODBC Driver
In enterprises that employ Oracle back ends and ODBC for connectivity, your Oracle ODBC driver occupies a crucial place at the center of your service architecture. While sometimes overlooked by system architects, your Oracle ODBC driver will in fact have a substantial impact on enterprise service performance and reliability. The benefits of using the right Oracle ODBC driver are far reaching – as are the potential costs of using the wrong one.
The Best-Performing Oracle ODBC Driver
Progress DataDirect, the data connectivity specialists, makes the best-performing ODBC drivers on the market. Benchmarking tests show that DataDirect database ODBC middleware consistently outperforms competing drivers on key metrics such as throughput, response time, and resource utilization efficiency. For enterprise customers using DataDirect's ODBC driver for Oracle, this translates to measurably better application performance and system scalability.
The DataDirect edge in performance derives from a superior design that utilizes direct over-the-wire TCP/IP communication with target databases, rather than requiring mediation through DB vendor-specific client libraries as do most drivers. For example, in contrast to the ODBC driver Oracle ships with its DB, DataDirect's Oracle ODBC driver does not require the installation and use of Oracle SQL *NET client libraries.
The performance premium that you get with a DataDirect Oracle ODBC driver extends also to bulk load operations. With advanced bulk load functionality built into the driver, DataDirect delivers faster Oracle bulk load performance than Oracle's own driver which requires the use of the separate Oracle SQL Loader tool.
Unmatched Reliability in an Oracle ODBC Driver
Today's demanding enterprise application environments have no room for middleware-related service interruptions or botched data transfer operations. Knowing the critical role that data connectivity middleware plays in modern distributed application architectures, Progress DataDirect subjects our Oracle ODBC driver and other database drivers to by far the most rigorous testing regimen in the industry. Honed over our 20 years as a data connectivity technology leader, our test suites span millions of cases and ensure that our ODBC Oracle drivers and other middleware solutions deliver rock-solid reliability in even the most demanding production environments.
With an earned reputation for superior performance and reliability, it's little wonder that Progress DataDirect technology is at the center of enterprise application architectures in many of the world's leading corporations including nearly all of the Fortune 100.