Amazon Redshift

Progress DataDirect for ODBC for Amazon Redshift Wire Protocol Driver

An asterisk (*) indicates support that was added in a hotfix or software patch subsequent to a release.

Version 8.0.0

  • Certified with SUSE Enterprise Server 15*
    Driver version 08.00.0358 (B0603, U0426)
  • Certified with Ubuntu Linux 18.04*
    Driver version 08.00.0291 (B0532, U0375)
  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 8.0*
    Driver version 08.00.0291 (B0532, U0375)
  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 7.3*
    Driver version  08.00.0053 (B0259, U0174)
  • Certified with Windows Server 2016
    Driver version 07.16.0114 (B0316, U0209)
  • Certified with Debian Linux 7.11, 8.5
    Driver version 07.16.0106 (B0302, U0201)
  • Certified with Ubuntu Linux 14.04, 16.04
    Driver version 07.16.0106 (B0302, U0201)
  • The default version of the OpenSSL library has been upgraded to version 1.1.1g, which fixes the following security vulnerabilities:*
    • Segmentation fault in SSL_check_chain (CVE-2020-1967)
    • rsaz_512_sqr overflow bug on x86_64 (CVE-2019-1551)

    Version 1.1.1g also addresses vulnerabilities resolved by earlier versions of the library. For more information on the installed library files, refer to the readme.
    For more information on the OpenSSL vulnerabilities resolved by this upgrade, refer to the corresponding OpenSSL announcements at

  • The driver has been enhanced to support the following data types: Float, Tinyint, Wchar, and Wvarchar.
  • The drivers using base version B0649 and later have been enhanced to include timestamp in the internal packet logs by default. If you want to disable the timestamp logging in packet logs, set PacketLoggingOptions=1. The internal packet logging is not enabled by default. To enable it, set EnablePacketLogging=1.*
  • OpenSSL library 1.0.2r has been replaced with version 1.0.2u. In addition to fixing multiple new vulnerabilities, version 1.0.2u also addresses the vulnerabilities resolved by version 1.0.2r.*
    Version 1.0.2u of the OpenSSL library fixes the following security vulnerabilities:
    • x64_64 Montgomery squaring procedure used in exponentiation with 512-bit moduli (CVE-2019-1563)
    • Padding Oracle in PKCS7_dataDecode and CMS_decrypt_set1_pkey (CVE-2019-1563)
    • Compute ECC cofactors if not provided during EC_GROUP construction (CVE-2019-1547)
    • Installation paths in diverse Windows builds (CVE-2019-1552)

    Note: By default, the driver will attempt to load version 1.1.1 of the library; however, if the library cannot be loaded, the driver will fall back to version 1.0.2.

  • The Driver Manager for UNIX/Linux has been enhanced to support setting the Unicode encoding type for applications on a per connection basis. By passing a value for the SQL_ATTR_APP_UNICODE_TYPE attribute using SQLSetConnectAttr, your application can specify the encoding at connection. This allows your application to pass both UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoded strings with a single environment handle.*
    The valid values for the SQL_ATTR_APP_UNICODE_TYPE attribute are SQL_DD_CP_UTF8 and SQL_DD_CP_UTF16. The default value is SQL_DD_CP_UTF8.
    This enhancement is available in build 08.02.0449 of the driver manager.
  • The curl library files that are installed with the product have been upgraded to version 7.67.0, which fixes a number of potential security vulnerabilities. For more information on the vulnerabilities resolved by this enhancement, refer to:

    This upgrade is available starting in build 08.02.0116 of the curl library files.*

  • The default OpenSSL library version has been updated to 1.1.1d.*
  • The new AllowedOpenSSLVersions option determines which version of the OpenSSL library file the driver uses for data encryption when multiple versions are installed with the product. For example, when specifying a value of 1.1.1 (AllowedOpenSSLVersions=1.1.1) the driver uses the 1.1.1 version of the library that is installed with the driver.*
  • The default OpenSSL library version has been updated to 1.0.2r.*    
  • The default OpenSSL library version has been updated to 1.0.2n.*
  • The driver is now compiled using Visual Studio 2015 for improved security.
  • Support for connecting to a proxy server through an HTTP connection. HTTP proxy support is configurable with five new connection options: Proxy Host, Proxy Mode, Proxy password, Proxy Port, and Proxy User.  
  • The driver has been enhanced to support the TimestampTZ data type.
  • The new Fetch TSWTZ as Timestamp option allows you to determine whether the driver returns column values of the TimestampTZ data type as the ODBC data type SQL_TYPE_TIMESTAMP or SQL_VARCHAR.
  • The driver has been enhanced to support the HOUR, MINUTE, MONTH, QUARTER, SECOND, WEEK, and YEAR ODBC functions for improved support of third-party applications such as Tableau.
  • The driver includes a new Tableau data source file (Windows only) that provides improved functionality when accessing your data with Tableau.  Refer to the Windows Quick Start for details.
  • The driver and Driver Manager have been enhanced to support UTF-8 encoding in the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files.
Changed Behavior
  • The following Windows platforms have reached the end of their product lifecycle and are no longer supported by the driver*:
    • Windows 8.0 (versions 8.1 and higher are still supported)
    • Windows Vista (all versions)
    • Windows XP (all versions)
    • Windows Server 2003 (all versions)
  • The default value for Crypto Protocol Version has been updated to

    TLSv1.2,TLSv1.1,TLSv1. This change improves the security of the driver by employing only the most secure cryptographic protocols as the default behavior.

Version 7.1.6

  • Certified with Windows 10
  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 7.1
  • Certified with CentOS Linux 7.1
  • Certified with Oracle Linux 7.1
  • Certified with SUSE Enterprise Server 12
  • The driver has been updated with OpenSSL library version 1.0.2k.*
    Note: OpenSSL library 1.0.2k has been replaced with version 1.0.2n.

Version 7.1.5

  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 7.0
  • Certified with CentOS Linux 7.0
  •  Certified with Oracle Linux 7.0
  • The driver has been enhanced to optimize the performance of batch inserts.
  • The OpenSSL library was upgraded to version 1.0.0r.
    Note: OpenSSL library 1.0.0r has been replaced with version 1.0.2n.
  • The new CryptoProtocolVersion connection option allows you to specify the cryptographic protocols used when SSL is enabled. This option can be used to avoid vulnerabilities associated with SSLv3 and SSLv2, including the POODLE vulnerability.

Version 7.1.4

  • The driver supports Amazon Web Services API, version 2012-12-01.
  • The driver supports all ODBC Core and Level 1 functions.
  • The driver supports the core SQL 92 grammar.
  • The driver supports DataDirect Connection Pooling.
  • The driver supports advanced security features, including SSL data encryption.
  • The driver supports configurable connection failover protection.


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