Unlike our mxODBC Python extension, mxODBC Connect is designed as client-server application, so you no longer need to find production quality ODBC drivers for all the platforms you target with your Python application.
Instead you use an easy to install Python client library which connects directly to the mxODBC Connect database server over the network.
This makes mxODBC Connect the ideal basis for writing cross-platform multi-tier database applications and utilities in Python, especially if you run applications that need to communicate with databases such as MS SQL Server and MS Access, Oracle Database, IBM DB2 and Informix, Sybase ASE and Sybase Anywhere, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SAP MaxDB and many more, that run on Windows or Linux machines.
By removing the need to install and configure ODBC drivers on the client side, mxODBC Connect 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.
mxODBC Connect 1.0.2 is a patch-level release of our new mxODBC Connect product.
We have upgraded the server to our latest eGenix pyOpenSSL release 0.9.0-0.9.8k, which includes a number of important bug fixes to both pyOpenSSL and the used OpenSSL library.
Previous versions had a timeout issue that we have solved with this
release. We have have also added a special case for shutting down the
client with a broken server connection. In such cases, the client will
no longer wait for a timeout and terminate much faster.
mxODBC Connect Client now works on all major Python platforms. As a result, connecting from e.g. Linux or Mac OS X to an SQL Server database has never been easier. You can even keep the data sources you already have configured on your Windows machine and connect to them as if your application were running on the database server itself.
You are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC Connect release. When upgrading, please always upgrade both the server and the client installations to the same version - even for patch level releases.
Customers who have purchased mxODBC Connect 1.0 licenses can download and upgrade their existing installations without having to purchase new licenses or upgrades. The licenses will continue to work with version 1.0.2.
Users of our stand-alone mxODBC product will have to purchase new licenses from our online shop in order to use mxODBC Connect.
Please visit the eGenix mxODBC Connect product page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the package.
If you want to try the package, jump straight to the download instructions.
Evaluation licenses for the mxODBC Connect Server are available free of charge.
mxODBC Connect Client is always free of charge.
Commercial support for this product is available directly from eGenix.com.
Please see the support section of our website for details.
For more information on the eGenix mxODBC Connect, licensing and download instructions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc-Andre Lemburg, eGenix.com