Oracle ODBC 12c Driver 8.0.1 Upgrade

Oracle ODBC 12c Driver 8.0.1 Upgrade

May 22, 2017 0 Comments
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The latest release of our Progress Oracle ODBC driver takes advantage of new security and wire protocol features in Oracle 12c.

We’re excited to release the latest version 8.01 of our flagship Progress DataDirect for ODBC for Oracle Wire Protocol Driver.

Many organizations are upgrading to 12c to take advantage of the latest innovations from Oracle, alongside legacy Oracle database versions. Our latest Oracle ODBC driver takes advantages of new 12c security and wire protocol features while maintaining support for previous database versions.

Our universal Oracle ODBC driver is ideal for distribution with advanced features that are supported against a wide range of database versions:

  • Oracle 12c R1 (12.1)
  • Oracle 11g R1, R2 (11.1, 11.2)
  • Oracle 10g R1, R2 (10.1, 10.2)
  • Oracle9i R2 (9.2)
  • Oracle8i R3 (8.1.7)

and ODBC application platforms:

  • Certified with Debian Linux 7.11*, 8.5* (driver version 07.15.0159 (B0270, U0182))
  • Certified with Ubuntu Linux 14.04*, 16.04* (driver version 07.15.0159 (B0270, U0182))
  • Certified with Windows 10
  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 7.1
  • Certified with CentOS Linux 7.1
  • Certified with Oracle Linux 7.1
  • Certified with SUSE Enterprise Server 12
  • Mac OS X v10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Mac OS X v10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Mac OS X v10.10.x (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X v10.9.x (Mavericks)

What’s New in this Release?

  • Mac Support (see above)
  • Support for the Oracle 12 and 12a authentication protocols, which provide improved security
  • Support for XML types with binary storage
  • Support for LOB prefetching

General Oracle 12c protocol enhancements:

  • Increased Session Data Unit (SDU) buffer up to 2MB, up from 64kb in Oracle 11 and the 16KB default
  • Support for writing long data using large chunk size (multi-byte length indicators)
  • Implicit result set support for Stored Procedures

This Oracle ODBC driver is pretty awesome! See the release notes for all the details.

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Please contact us for Mac OS X evaluations.

Sumit Sakar

Sumit Sarkar

Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others. 

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