DataDirect Connectors SQL Server ADO.NET Driver for Quick and Powerful Data Access


Bulk data movement increases performance without increasing costs


Protects data in motion with no direct access to memory or machine registers


Quick integration with no code changes required




Protect data in motion with full support with latest OpenSSL and .NET Framework with full compliance when updates are made


Easily load large volumes of data without application code or additional tools that slow performance


Ensures high availability via application failover and workload balancing without changing application code


Certified DataDirect quality guarantees IBM DB2 and application compatibility

Broad Coverage

Broader application support providing JOINs and aggregate operations done natively via Full ANSI SQL 92 support

Codeless Implementation

Optimize performance and compatibility with any application without application changes

Technical Specs

Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.Net
Version 4.2.0

  • Machine must have .NET Framework 2.0 or higher with the .NET Framework Redistributable Version 2.0 or higher installed

The data providers connect to the following database on all platforms supported by the database vendor, unless otherwise noted. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported. In addition, all editions and service packs/fix packs of the database version are supported.

  • .NET Framework Versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.1.0 and 4.5
  • Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and Lightswitch 2012

Database Support

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Security Vulnerability Response Policy

Upon identification of any security vulnerability, Progress will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to address the vulnerability in accordance with the following policy

Priority* Time Guideline Version(s)
High Risk
(CVSS 8+ or industry equivalent)
30 days Active (i.e. latest shipping version) and all Supported versions
Medium Risk
(CVSS 5-to-8 or industry equivalent)
180 days Active (i.e. latest shipping version)
Low Risk
(CVSS 0-to-5 or industry equivalent)
Next major release or best effort Active (i.e. latest shipping version)

* Priority is established based on the current version of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), an open industry standard for assessing the severity of computer system security vulnerabilities. For additional information on this scoring system, refer to

Learning & Support

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Top 10 Reasons You Need High-Performance Data Connectivity

Data connectivity is a critical but often overlooked component of the IT infrastructure. These components have dramatic effects on application performance, reliability and portability. Learn about the top 10 reasons why high-performance data connectivity is critical for your business.

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SQL Server ADO.NET Driver Tutorial


Basic C# Tutorial to use SQL Server ADO.NET Driver

The material provided here includes code samples that can reduce application development time by providing working C# source code showing typical database access tasks in ADO.NET, using the DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET SQL Server data provider.

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Solution Page

Learn What DataDirect can do for your SQL Server Shops

Progress DataDirect is the trusted name in data connectivity for Microsoft SQL Server Ecosystems. Learn how to securely bind your sql server to SaaS, Relational, NoSQL and Big Data Sources using our certified ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET Drivers and the OData API.

SQL Server Solutions



Microsoft SQL Server Connectors are Part of Progress Data Connectivity & Integration Solutions


DataDirect Connectors

Connect any data source to any application


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