DataDirect Connect Product Lifecycle

Data Direct Connect and Connect XE Release Availability

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect and Connect XE for ODBC:

Release Active Date Mature Date(1) Retirement/
Retired Date
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 7.1 Oct-2012 - -
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 7.0 Feb-2012 Oct-2012 Jun-2016
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 6.1 Aug-2010 Feb-2012 Aug-2014
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 6.0 Mar-2009 Aug-2010 Feb-2012
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 5.3 May-2007 Mar-2009 Aug-2010
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 5.2 Jun-2006 May-2007 Mar-2009
Connect and Connect XE ODBC 5.1 May-2005 Jun-2006 May-2007
Connect ODBC 5.0 May-2004 May-2005 Jun-2006

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect and Connect XE for JDBC:

Release Active Date Mature Date(1) Retirement/
Retired Date
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 5.1 Oct-2012 - -
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 5.0 Feb-2012 Oct-2012 Jun-2016
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 4.2 Aug-2010 Feb-2012 Aug-2014
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 4.1 Oct-2009 Aug-2010 Feb-2012
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 4.0 Aug-2008 Oct-2009 Aug-2010
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 3.7 Apr-2007 Aug-2008 Oct-2009
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 3.6 May-2006 Apr-2007 Aug-2008
Connect and Connect XE JDBC 3.5 May-2005 May-2006 Apr-2007

(1) The product cannot be fully supported, but Customer Support will provide help where possible.

The table below outlines the current release and availability of Connect for ADO.NET:

Release Active Date Mature Date(1) Retirement/
Retired Date
Connect for ADO.NET 4.2 Sep-2015 - -
Connect for ADO.NET 4.1 Oct-2013 Sep-2015 Oct-2016
Connect for ADO.NET 4.0 June-2012 Oct-2013 Jun-2015
Connect for ADO.NET 3.5 Oct-2010 Jun-2012 Mar-2014
Connect for ADO.NET 3.3 Aug-2009 Oct-2010 Jun-2012
Connect for ADO.NET 3.2 Dec-2008 Aug-2009 Oct-2010
Connect for ADO.NET 3.1 Apr-2007 Dec-2008 Aug-2009
Connect for ADO.NET 3.0 May-2006 Apr-2007 Dec-2008

The table below outlines the current release and availability of OpenAccess:

Release Active Date Mature Date(1) Retirement/
Retired Date
OpenAccess 8.0 Dec-2014 - -
OpenAccess 7.2 Sept-2013 Dec-2014 Sept-2016
OpenAccess 7.1 Apr-2012 Sept-2013 Apr-2015
OpenAccess 7.0 Jun-2011 Apr-2012 Jun-2014
OpenAccess 6.0 May-2008 Jun-2011 Apr-2012
OpenAccess 5.6 Jul-2007 May-2008 Jun-2011
OpenAccess 5.5 May-2005 Jul-2007 May-2008

What do the phases mean?

Active Mature Retired
Technical support Yes Yes Yes(1)
Hot fixes Yes Yes
Service packs Yes

(1) Best attempt support, i.e. the product cannot be fully supported, but Technical Support aim to provide help where possible.