eGenix mxODBC Connect for Python 0.9.1 (beta)

eGenix mxODBC Connect for Python 0.9.1 (beta)

eGenix is pleased to announce the public beta of the eGenix mxODBC Connect Database Interface 0.9.1 for Python.


The mxODBC Connect Database Interface for Python allows users to easily connect Python applications to all major databases on the market today in a highly portable and convenient way. 

This makes mxODBC Connect the ideal basis for writing cross-platform database programs and utilities in Python.

mxODBC Connect extends our eGenix mx Python Extension series with a new client-server based product, that removes the need to install and configure ODBC drivers on the client side. This greatly simplifies setup and configuration of database driven client applications, while at the same time making the network communication between client and database server more efficient and more secure.

How it Works

mxODBC Connect consists of two parts:

  • a server installation which typically runs directly on the database server and
  • a client Python package which is installed on the client machine that runs the Python application.

The server part uses our high-performance database adapter mxODBC to connect to the database server.

The client package communicates with the server part over a TCP/IP network, optionally using SSL encryption, advanced authentication and access controls - features that many database drivers fail to deliver.


By separating the client application database interface from the server and using mxODBC Connect, you gain several benefits:

  • high portability and flexibility
  • centralized configuration and administration
  • added security
  • automatic fail-over
  • scalability
  • lower costs

For more information, please have a look at the mxODBC Connect product page, in particular, the list of available features.


mxODBC Connect 0.9.1 is a public beta release of our new mxODBC Connect product.

If you would like to participate in the beta, please see our public beta program page for details.

Special Offer

In order to make participation in the beta program more interesting for our users, we will be giving out free discount coupons to all participants who report back bugs in the product.


Please visit the eGenix mxODBC Connect product page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the package.


Commercial support for this product is available from

Please see the support section of our website for details.

More Information

For more information on the eGenix mxODBC Connect, licensing and download instructions, please write to

Enjoy !

Marc-Andre Lemburg,

Published: 2008-06-13