[DB-SIG] Oracle API

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Thu May 5 12:34:54 CEST 2005

Andy Todd wrote:
> [...] The Python db-api modules (such as cx_Oracle and DCOracle2) still 
> require you to have the Oracle client software installed.
> Oracle do ship a class (III or is it IV?) pure Java JDBC driver which 
> you can use from Jython.
> The only other way I'm aware of that you can connect to an Oracle 
> database is via ODBC. mxODBC is the cream of the Python crop here.

The Oracle ODBC driver (be it from Microsoft or from Oracle) both need 
an Oracle client installation, too.

I've also once seen a third-party offering a commercial Oracle client 
library with small footprint that does *not* depend on any client stuff 
from Oracle corp. IIRC they had C and/or C++ bindings. But I don't know 
the exact Google triggers for finding it ...

-- Gerhard

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