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OpenLink Software Unleashes New High-Performance ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET Providers

New 32- & 64-Bit ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET Drivers for Major Databases

BURLINGTON, MA. -- February 22, 2016 -- OpenLink Software, Inc., a technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high- performance universal data access middleware, announces the commercial availability of Release 7.0 of its high-performance, cross-platform, and secure Universal Data Access Drivers.

The updated components support latest and older releases of Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, Ingres, Progress OpenEdge, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Firebird, across Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX.

Connecting Modern Applications to Aging Infrastructure

Today's workstation and server landscape is rapidly standardizing on 64-bit processors, operating systems, and software tools.

Enterprise infrastructure, on the other hand, remains bogged down by enormous past investment in 32-bit systems, to which those new 64-bit systems still need to connect -- but the vendors of the older 32-bit systems have themselves moved on to the 64-bit world, and want their customer base to upgrade across the board, so provide 64-bit client access only to their new 64-bit server solutions.

Such wholesale conversion presents substantial costs to the enterprise -- not only because back-end hardware and software must be acquired, configured, tested, and deployed, but because this must all be done without disrupting their ongoing business activities.

Into this environment, OpenLink Software brings decades of experience and enterprise knowledge, and provides solutions which deliver full functionality to the most advanced new tools even against the oldest existing infrastructure.

With Release 7, 64-bit client access is made available to all supported data sources, new and old, 32-bit and 64-bit.

Security Considerations

Increasingly, basic data access posses immense threats to enterprise and personal data assets. Encryption doesn't solve the problem-dimension covered by fine-grained data access rules, functionality uniquely integrated into the Enterprise Edition drivers. For instance, being able to control read-write modalities of a user based on factors such as machine name, network access point, target database, client operating system, etc.

Further, even where 32-bit client environments remain viable, security-focused updates, such as Java 8, may disable features provided by previous, vulnerable versions, such as the previously built-in JDBC-to-ODBC Bridge. Though always presented as experimental and not meant for production use, many users have relied on this Bridge for various data connections.

Java 8 is fully supported by Release 7 components, enabling JDBC client access to all supported data sources, including Bridges from JDBC client applications to both 32-bit and 64-bit ODBC data sources, and vice versa, from both 32-bit and 64-bit ODBC client applications to any JDBC data source.

Leadership in Data Access & Connectivity Technology

"The new ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET release provides a must-have driver collection for developers, data integrators, and data-as-service solution providers alike," said Kingsley Idehen, President & CEO.

"Globally, we are at a critical juncture regarding secure and cost-effective data access, integration, and management. As demonstrated through more than 20 years of innovation and leadership, open standards based data access (HTTP-based Linked Data, ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET), integration, and management are essential components of all data-driven solutions across the enterprise and social-media," he added.

New Database Engine Support

Available in Express, Lite, and Enterprise Editions, these Release 7.0 drivers support the following database management systems:

  • Oracle 7.x to 12.x
  • Microsoft SQL Server 6 to 2014 (v12.x)
  • Sybase 4.x to 15.x
  • IBM DB2 5.x to 10.x
  • IBM Informix 5.x to 11.x
  • Ingres 6.x, II, 3.x to 9.x
  • Progress OpenEdge 7.x to 11.x
  • MySQL 3.x to 5.x
  • PostgreSQL 7.x to 9.x
  • Firebird 1.x to 2.x
  • PrestoDB

New Feature Across Multiple Driver Types

  • 64-bit support for ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET
  • Multi-Tier 64-bit drivers that work with 32-bit legacy databases
  • ODBC Bridges for JDBC accessible databases (32-Bbt & 64-bit)
  • Support for Java 8 and JDBC 4.2 in all JDBC-related components
  • Enhanced support for latest versions of OS X, Linux, Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX
  • ODBC Bridges to other ODBC drivers
  • Fine-grained Data Access Controls providing sophisticated rules-based protection using a variety of user profile attributes (Enterprise Edition Only)
  • High-Performance Scrollable-Cursor support
  • Compatibility with the broadest pool of ODBC, JDBC, and ADO.NET compliant applications

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately-held software company with offices in the USA and the United Kingdom. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the universal data access middleware market since 1993, and over 10,000 companies currently use its products worldwide. Follow @OpenLink on Twitter, http://twitter.com/openlink, or visit our website for more information, http://www.openlinksw.com/.

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OpenLink Software, Inc.
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