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OpenLink ODBC drivers for Informix

Architecture Diagram

ODBC Driver Architecture Diagram

Driver Architecture

OpenLink's Informix ODBC drivers are available in a choice of three formats to suit your network infrastructure.

  • Single-Tier (Express) Additional Information

    A single-tier driver: easy installation on Mac OS X Universal and Microsoft Windows platforms.

  • 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

  • Multi-Tier (Enterprise Edition) Additional Information

    A multi-tier driver with configurable performance, scalability and security for Enterprise users; typically components are installed on both the client and database-server hosts.


Feature Single-Tier
(Enterprise Edition)
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Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X Availability Y Y Y
Linux, Solaris and other Unix OS Availability N Y Y
Single component client-only installation Y Y N
Multiple components installed on clients and server computers N N Y
Requires database-specific comms layer on client N Y Y
SQL-92 Conformance Y Y Y
ODBC Core, Level 1 and Level 2 Compliance Y Y Y
Unicode Support Y Y Y
Support for Built-in Client-side Tracing Y Y Y
Configurable performance N Y Y
Configurable for Scalability N N Y
Configurable Security N N Y
Ability to restrict connections based on application, IP address, username, requested database N N Y
Ability to override connection parameters on the server N N Y
Operating-system user authentication N N Y
XA-Based Two-Phase Commit N N Y


Our ODBC driver for Informix allows you to connect desktop applications such as Microsoft Access and Excel/Query, OpenOffice, reporting tools such as Crystal Reports/Business Objects, and more, to your backend database.

Additionally, our ODBC driver facilitates database connectivity for developers programming in scripting languages such as Perl (using DBI and DBD::ODBC), Python (using mxODBC or PyODBC), Ruby, SoftIntegration's Ch language, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, C and C#.


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