Table of Contents:

    Overview

    • Bulk data movement increases performance without increasing costs
    • Decrease maintenance and upgrade costs with one connector for all versions of SQL
    • Get high availability via failover and workload balancing

    Features

    SQL Up Leveling/ Full ANSI SQL Support

    SQL up-leveling provides the capability to write a SQL statement that can be executed across multiple databases, regardless of the databases’ SQL implementation. For example, a SQL statement written against Oracle will also be interoperable with DB2.

    Encryption SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 Compliant

    We keep our SSL version up to date. Upon identification of any security vulnerability, Progress will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to address the vulnerability in accordance with the following policy.

    Support for Advanced Azure features

    Our SQL Server ODBC driver supports connections to proxy server over HTTP and authentication via Azure Active Directory (AD). Azure AD authentication is an alternative to SQL Server Authentication for Azure SQL Database that allows you to centrally manage identities of database users

    Performance Tuning

    Progress DataDirect management of packet-based network communication provides unsurpassed packet transport, network round trips and data buffering optimization. (socket management). Includes performance methodology for throughput and resource utillization (CPU/memory)

    TSANet Multi-Vendor Support Channel

    We live for your next big customer. Make sure your customers are successful with 24/7 partner support and access to expertise from our engineering teams, partnerships and leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM through our TSANet multi vendor support channel.

    Day 1 Support for any new versions

    Day One Support for disruptive technologies with frequent release cycles. With this strategy - the first of its kind for any data connectivity provider - Progress DataDirect on-premises ODBC and JDBC drivers will support any new versions of supported data sources.

    Cross-platform Support

    Use one ODBC driver for all versions of SQL that works across all platforms - Unix / Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows and HP-UX .

    Advanced Connection Pooling

    Connection pooling allows you to reuse connections rather than creating a new one every time the driver needs to establish a connection to the underlying database. The DataDirect Connect Series for ODBC drivers enable connection pooling without requiring changes to your client application.


    Technical Specifications


    Documentation

    Progress DataDirect for ODBC for SQL Server Wire Protocol Driver
    Version 8.0.2

    Progress DataDirect Connect and Connect64 for ODBC SQL Server Legacy Wire Protocol Driver
    Version 7.1.6


    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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CVSS.


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