[DB-SIG] ANN: eGenix mxODBC Connect 2.1.2 - Python Database Interface

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at egenix.com
Tue Dec 2 10:17:54 CET 2014

                      eGenix.com mxODBC Connect

                      Python Database Interface

                            Version 2.1.2

 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:


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

Instead you use an easy to install royalty-free Python client library
which connects directly to the mxODBC Connect database server over the

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:



mxODBC Connect 2.1.2 is a patch level release of our successful mxODBC
Connect product.

In the last patch level release 2.1.1, we had put a lot of emphasis on
enhancing the TLS/SSL setup of the mxODBC Connect product:


In this release, we are fixing a pip installation problem, that
occurred with the mxODBC Connect Client on a few platforms, as well as
a some other minor issues we found:

Security Enhancements

 * OpenSSL cipher string list updated to explicitly disallow use of
   low security or export ciphers.

mxODBC Connect Enhancements

 * Fixed a problem that could cause the mxODBC Connect Client to not
   install correctly with pip.

 * Successfully tested against Python 2.7.9, which will come with a
   new ssl module.

 * Fixed the package version number to show the correct release

 * Fixed OpenSSL warnings in the Unix installer and scripts.

For the full set of changes, including those of the 2.1 series of
mxODBC Connect, please check the mxODBC Connect change log:



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.

We will give out 20% discount coupons for upgrade purchases going from
mxODBC Connect Server 1.x to 2.1 and 50% coupons for upgrades from
mxODBC 2.x to 2.1. Please contact the eGenix.com Sales Team
(sales at egenix.com) 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 free 30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our
web-site or writing to sales at egenix.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


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.

Please see


for details about our support offerings.


About Python (http://www.python.org/):

    Python is an object-oriented Open Source programming language
    which runs on all modern platforms. By integrating ease-of-use,
    clarity in coding, enterprise application connectivity and rapid
    application design, Python establishes an ideal programming
    platform for today's IT challenges.

About eGenix (http://www.egenix.com/):

    eGenix is a software project, consulting and product company
    focusing on expert project services and professional quality
    products for companies, Python users and developers.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Dec 02 2014)
>>> Python Projects, Consulting and Support ...   http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC.Plone/Zope.Database.Adapter ...       http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...        http://python.egenix.com/

::::: Try our mxODBC.Connect Python Database Interface for free ! ::::::

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