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DataDirect Connect for ODBC - HP-UX - V5.2

by DataDirect Technologies - Product Type: Driver

Clientless ODBC Driver. DataDirect Connect for ODBC is a fast, comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers for all major databases. The unique wire protocol design of DataDirect's ODBC driver eliminates the need for database client software and libraries, which greatly simplifies installation and administration and dramatically improves performance. This clientless ODBC driver even outperforms applications that use the database's native (proprietary) API for database access.

What’s new in V5.2?

  • OS Authentication via Kerberos - Support for additional databases (DB2 and Sybase) allows organizations to create a Single Sign-On environment that bolsters security, eliminates the need for users to log in separately for each application, and reduces the costs associated with managing user accounts.
  • New Database Support for SQL Server 2005 and Sybase 15

New for V5.1
All Drivers
Performance Tuning Wizard – New easy-to-use wizard simplifies performance tuning by walking you through a series of questions related to the target environment. Based on this information, the wizard automatically generates a connection string, which can then be used to easily configure the driver for optimal performance.
Implementation of File DSN support on UNIX platforms – Eases distribution and reduces management of applications across all major network platforms.

Oracle TNS Names support – Allows use of centralized configuration information, easing deployment maintenance. Also enables use of this capability in connection failover. This is an important additional feature as it integrates into the old Oracle SQLNet way of working and allows you to migrate to wire protocol a lot easier.

DataDirect Connect® for ODBC offers reliable, high-performance database connectivity to all major databases across all major platforms. The innovative “wire protocol” drivers eliminate the need for database client software to simplify administration and speed performance. DataDirect Connect for ODBC supports the latest ODBC specification, databases, and operating systems, offering some of the most advanced functionality available.

The DataDirect ODBC driver is the industry standard for ODBC drivers, providing the advanced functionality, performance, and reliability that developers need to quickly deliver high-quality, database-independent applications.

DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers:

  • Supports all major databases - Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Informix
  • Supports all major platforms - Windows, Unix, and Linux
  • Supports access to Microsoft SQL Server from Unix
  • One ODBC driver supports all versions of Oracle (8i, 9i, and 10g)
  • One ODBC driver supports DB2 UDB and DB2 on OS/390 and AS/400

Wire protocol design eliminates database client libraries
DataDirect’s wire protocol drivers communicate at the most direct level possible – forming network packets from the database’s native communication protocol, effectively removing a communication layer for much faster performance. This unique clientless architecture eliminates the need to install and keep up with the various versions of database client libraries such as Oracle Net (formerly Net8 and SQL*Net) and DB2 Connect.

  • Proven even faster than programming database access using the database’s native interface (such as Oracle OCI)
  • Less time testing various versions of the client software
  • Much easier installation and administration of software on clients

Proven, reliable drivers offer best-in-class functionality
DataDirect Connect for ODBC is one of the most widely used third-party ODBC drivers on the market. It is tested under production conditions using the most comprehensive ODBC testing facility in the industry.

DataDirect Connect for ODBC consistently supports the latest, most complete implementation of the ODBC specification and the latest database versions and features, and offers advanced functionality across all databases such as:

  • Built-in debugging capabilities
  • Extensive Unicode support
  • Connection failover
  • Client-side load balancing


  • Wire protocol drivers for Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, and Informix do not require database client libraries, offering dramatic performance increases, much easier administration, and better out-of-box deployment for commercial products.
  • Support for new Oracle data types: CLOB, BLOB, Timestamp, XML Type, and National Language character data types (NCHAR, NVARCHAR2, NCLOB).
  • Supports new Oracle 10g Float and Double Data types. Supports Oracle RAC servers and provides connection failover and load balancing.
  • DB2 driver supports multiple result sets from stored procedures, SQLDescribeParam, full BLOB/CLOB and RowID data types.
  • XML driver allows any ODBC application to access data in tabular and hierarchical formats.
  • XML Persistence Tool allows ODBC applications to persist any result set as an XML data file.
  • Full UNICODE support.
  • Connection failover support and client-side load balancing for all databases.
  • Microsoft DTC (Distributed Transaction Coordinator) support for Oracle, Sybase and Informix.

Supported Data Stores

  • Oracle 8i R2, R3 (8.1.6, 8.1.7), Oracle 9i R1, R2 (9.0.1, 9.2), Oracle 10g R1 (Oracle Client driver supports 7.3.4+,8.0.5 in addition to above)
  • DB2 Universal Database (UDB) 6.1, v7.x, and v8.x for Unix and Windows; DB2 v6.x, and v7.x for OS/390 and z/OS; DB2 v4R5, V5R1 and V5R2 for AS/400
  • Sybase Adaptive Server (ASE) 11.5, 11.9, 12.0, 12.5, 12.5.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7, SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64 bit)
  • Other: dBASE, Clipper, FoxPro, Informix, Paradox, Pervasive SQL (Btrieve), Progress, XML, Text

Supported Platforms
Other editions available for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/2003, Sun Solaris SPARC, IBM AIX, Linux


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DataDirect Technologies' SupportLink provides you with a whole year of support by phone, email and web. It also provides you with product releases to help with bug fixes and minor enhancements.

  • 1 SupportLink Live - DataDirect's toll-free support service providing access to SupportLink experts Monday through Friday, 2 AM EST to 8 PM EST, excluding holidays, and 24 hour emergency beeper service
  • 2 SupportLink Online - SupportLink subscribers have unlimited access to a password-protected global online service network for automated case reporting, knowledgbase, product updates, lifecycle information, documentation, and service packs
  • 3 Product Updates - SupportLink subscribers, upon request, receive all new releases of licensed product(s) in the quantity covered by their contract

If you choose not to get SupportLink then you will receive 30 days installation support only.

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