________________________________________________________________________ ANNOUNCING eGenix.com mxODBC Connect
Python ODBC Database Interface
mxODBC Connect is our commercially supported client-server product for connecting Python applications to relational databases in a truly platform independent way.
This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading: http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-mxODBC-Connect-2.0.5-GA.html
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, convenient and secure way.
Python Database Connectivity the Easy Way -----------------------------------------
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 royalty-free Python client library which connects directly to the mxODBC Connect database server over the network.
This makes mxODBC Connect a great 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.
Ideal for Database Driven Client Applications ---------------------------------------------
By removing the need to install and configure ODBC drivers on the client side and dealing with complicated network setups for each set of drivers, mxODBC Connect greatly simplifies deployment of database driven client applications, while at the same time making the network communication between client and database server more efficient and more secure.
For more information, please have a look at the mxODBC Connect product page, in particular, the full list of available features.
For more information, please see the product page:
The 2.0.5 release of mxODBC Connect includes the following enhancements and fixes:
Security Enhancements ---------------------
* Upgraded client and server to the most recent eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.13.3.1.0.1.7 (see http://egenix.com/go54 for details) to address the recently found Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL 1.0.1 - 1.0.1f:
- CVE-2014-0160 ("Heartbleed Bug"): A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be used to reveal up to 64kB of memory to a connected client or server. This issue did not affect versions of OpenSSL prior to 1.0.1. For information, also have a look at the Heartbleed Bug website: http://heartbleed.com/
For the full set of changes, please check the mxODBC Connect change log:
mxODBC Connect 2.0 Highlights -----------------------------
mxODBC Connect 2.0 was released on 2012-08-20. These are the most important highlights:
* mxODBC Connect Server now uses mxODBC 3.2 internally and makes its API available in the mxODBC Connect Client. This is a major step forward from the mxODBC 3.0 version used in mxODBC Connect Server 1.0.
* We've added native Windows x64 builds.
* mxODBC Connect Client now integrates directly with gevent, allowing client applications to run asynchronous tasks while performing remote database queries.
Please see the release announcement for full details: http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-mxODBC-Connect-2.0.0-GA.html
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 2.0 licenses can continue to use their licenses with this patch level release.
Customers who have purchased mxODBC Connect 1.x licenses can request 20% discount coupons for upgrade purchases. Please contact the eGenix.com Sales Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your existing license serials for details.
Users of our stand-alone mxODBC product will have to purchase new licenses from our online shop in order to use mxODBC Connect.
You can request 30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site or writing to email@example.com, stating your name (or the name of the company) and the number of eval licenses that you need.
The download archives as well as instructions for installation and configuration of the product can be found on the product page:
If you want to try the package, jump straight to the download instructions:
Fully functional 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 from eGenix.com.
for details about our support offerings.
About Python (http://www.python.org/):
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About eGenix (http://www.egenix.com/):
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