Table of Contents:

    Overview

    • Use bulk capabilities when uploading large volume of data involving no application code changes
    • Use secure Active Directory authentication using Azure AD User or using the Access Token
    • Secure the sensitive data using column encryption

    What's Included

    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Analytics Platform System
    • Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Big Data Clusters

    Features

    Support for Bulk Upload

    Load large amounts of data to the database faster. Use of a database bulk protocol when an application executes an Insert with multiple rows of parameter data.

    Support for Always Encrypted

    Store sensitive data on the server in an encrypted state. The driver transparently decrypts data from encrypted columns and returns them to the application. This reduces exposure of potential vulnerabilities, including server-side security breaches.

    Support for High Availability

    Parallel connections to all failover IP addresses in an Availability Group when the connection is broken, or the listener IP address is unavailable.

    Support for Secure Authentication Mechanism

    Supports secure Azure Active Directory authentication using Azure AD credentials or a generated Access Token

    Security and Compliance

    Protect customer-sensitive data elements (including remote credential or database pairings stored) with encryption, both at rest (AES-256) and in transit (SSL/TLS).

    Cross-platform Support

    Use one ODBC driver for all versions of SQL across all platforms - Unix / Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows and HP-UX - to maximize development resources.

    Technical Specifications

    Progress DataDirect Connect and Connect64 for ODBC SQL Server Wire Protocol Driver
    Version 8.0.2
    (32- and 64-bit drivers are available for all supported databases and platforms unless otherwise noted.)

    ODBC Version Support

    • Compatible with ODBC 3.8 applications

    Database Support

    • Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics
      • Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, version 12 and higher
        (Support introduced with driver version 07.16.0369 (B0372, U0245))
    • Microsoft Analytics Platform System
      • Microsoft Analytics Platform System, version 10 and higher
        (Support introduced with driver version 07.16.0369 (B0372, U0245))
    • Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Clusters
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters and higher
    • Microsoft SQL Server
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and higher
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and higher
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and higher
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and higher
    • Microsoft Windows Azure SQL Database
      • Microsoft Windows Azure SQL Database Version 12.0 and higher

    Operating System Support

    AIX (32- and 64-bit)

    • AIX, version 7.3 and higher
    • AIX, version 7.1 and higher

    HP

    • HP-UX IPF, 11i version 3.0 (B.11.3x) and higher
    • HP-UX PA-RISC (32-bit only), version 11i version 3.0 and higher

    Note: For HP-UX PA-RISC, the 32-bit driver installers work only on 64-bit platforms. Please contact Technical Support if you want to use the driver on the 32-bit platforms.

    Linux x86 (32- and 64-bit for AMD and Intel processors. 64-bit for Itanium II.)

    • Debian Linux x86, version 12.0 and higher
    • Oracle Linux x86, version 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and higher
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux x86, version 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and higher
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Linux x86, version 12, 15 and higher
    • Ubuntu Linux x86, version 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, 22.04 and higher

    Linux on System Z (64-bit only)

    • Oracle Linux x64, version 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and higher
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux x64, version 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and higher
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Linux x64, version 12, 15 and higher

    Solaris (32- and 64-bit)

    • Solaris x86 version 10 (Solaris 5.10), 11 and higher
    • Solaris on SPARC, version 10, 11 and higher

    Note: For Solaris and Solaris on SPARC, the 32-bit driver installers work only on 64-bit platforms. Please contact Technical Support if you want to use the driver on the 32-bit platforms.

    Windows (32- and 64-bit)

    • Windows (x86), version 10, 11 and higher
    • Windows Server (x86), version 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022 and higher

    Driver/Client Software Requirements

    • No Requirements

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