You have two choices when deciding how to implement data access:
Custom coding data access to the native proprietary interface of each database results in non-portable code. This approach requires you to re-program your application every time you change databases or even database versions; making it difficult to maintain the application and reducing cost-effectiveness. When compared to the use of wire protocol ODBC drivers, custom coding offers no performance advantage. See Ken North's report, which benchmarks the performance of SQL queries using wire protocol ODBC and Oracle's OCI.
Progress DataDirect ODBC drivers provide the following advantages over other ODBC drivers:
Connect to your application with enterprise level ODBC connectivity
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