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 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 driver has been updated with OpenSSL library version 1.0.2r, which addresses the following security vulnerabilities:*
    • 0-byte record padding oracle (CVE-2019-1559)
    • Microarchitecture timing vulnerability in ECC scalar
      multiplication (CVE-2018-5407)
    • Timing vulnerability in DSA signature generation (CVE-2018-0734)
    • Client DoS due to large DH parameter (CVE-2018-0732)
    • Cache timing vulnerability in RSA Key Generation (CVE-2018-0737)
    • Constructed ASN.1 types with a recursive definition could exceed the stack (CVE-2018-0739)

    Version 1.0.2r also addresses the following vulnerabilities resolved by earlier versions of the library.

    For more information on the OpenSSL vulnerabilities resolved by this upgrade, refer to the corresponding OpenSSL announcements at
  • 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 1.0.2r 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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