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Release 4.2

New or Updated Drivers:

New Features in All 4.2 SP1 Drivers

Expanded Bulk Load Support - This release expands Progress DataDirect Bulk Load support to Informix and MySQL relational databases. With this new support, Informix and MySQL customers can expect faster bulk operation performance across an even wider range of scenarios than ever before.

Increased Breadth of Support - Progress DataDirect continues to be a leader in both the breadth and depth coverage of databases, database features, and application platforms. This release expands this coverage even further, delivering enterprise quality JDBC access to even more application configurations than before.

  • Specifically, Connect for JDBC now offers comprehensive Type 5 Salesforce.com JDBC connectivity.

Oracle

Database Versions

  • Support for new Oracle 11gR2 features including:
    • IPv6
    • EditionName
    • Oracle 11gR2 Real Application Clusters (RAC) configuration options
    • Oracle Quality Of Service Management

Enterprise Functionality

  • Support for VARRAY, TABLE and OBJECT Types

DB2

Database Versions

  • Support for new new DB2 9.7 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows
  • DB2 X Support
  • DB2 7R1 Support

Enterprise Functionality

  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • Currently Committed Transaction Isolation
  • Statement Concentrator
  • Inline LOBs
  • Oracle Compatibility Data Types
  • New Functions and SQL Syntax
  • XML Data Type Support
  • Variable Precision Timestamp Data Type Support

MySQL

Database Versions

  • MySQL 5.5 Support

Performance Features

  • New Bulk Load Support

Informix

Database Versions

  • Informix 11.7 Support

Performance Features

  • New Bulk Load Support

Sybase

Database Versions

  • Support for Sybase 15.5

Salesforce.com

New Database Support

  • Comprehensive Support for Salesforce.com including:
    • Simple JDBC real-time read/write access
    • Superior performance and scalability
    • Type 5 functionality
    • Reports exposed as Stored Procedures
    • Client-side data cache