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OpenLink ADO.NET drivers for Microsoft SQL Server

Architecture Diagram

ADO.NET Driver Architecture Diagram

Driver Architecture

OpenLink's SQL Server ADO.NET drivers are available in a choice of formats to suit your network infrastructure.

  • Single-Tier (Lite) Additional Information

    A single-tier driver: simple and quick to deploy; installs on the client computer only; uses a database-specific communications layer


Feature Single-Tier
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Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X Availability Y
Linux, Solaris and other Unix OS Availability Y
Single component client-only installation Y
Multiple components installed on clients and server computers
Requires database-specific comms layer on client Y
SQL-92 Conformance Y
ODBC Core, Level 1 and Level 2 Compliance Y
Unicode Support Y
Support for Built-in Client-side Tracing Y
Configurable performance Y
Configurable for Scalability
Configurable Security
Ability to restrict connections based on application, IP address, username, requested database
Ability to override connection parameters on the server
Operating-system user authentication
Auto-Discovery of SQL Server instances Y
Database mirroring compatibility Y
Multiple Active Result Sets (MARS) Y
Named Instance Support Y
Snapshot transaction isolation levels Y
SQL Server Express Support Y
XA-Based Two-Phase Commit


Our ADO.NET driver for DB/2 allows you to develop applications for Microsoft Windows and the Mono platform, working well with ASPX.Net, and Visual Studio.




For a guided download, use our Solution Wizard.

If you know what components you need, you can proceed via the Download Wizard.