ANN: eGenix mxODBC Connect - Python Database Interface 0.9.3 (beta)

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at
Wed Nov 12 16:39:03 CET 2008


           mxODBC Connect

                    Python Database Interface

                       Version 0.9.3 (beta)

  Our new client-server product for connecting Python applications
         to relational databases - from all major platforms

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 and convenient 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 Python client library which
connects directly to the mxODBC Connect database server over the

This makes mxODBC Connect the ideal basis for writing cross-platform
database programs 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.

For more information, please have a look at the product page:



mxODBC Connect 0.9.3 is the third public beta release of our new
mxODBC Connect product.

With this release we have improved the performance of mxODBC Connect
significantly and achieved an up to 6 times better performance for a
typical multi-tier application that runs on Linux and connects to a MS
SQL Server database running on a Windows host, compared to the same
application using mxODBC and the FreeTDS ODBC driver.

mxODBC Connect 0.9.3 now comes with added optional compression of all
network traffic and fixes two bugs found in the 0.9.2 beta release: a
missing Windows DLL in the Windows installer and a problem with
fail-over using SSL-enabled connections.

We expect this to be last beta release before the 1.0.0 final release.


If you would like to participate in the beta as tester, please see
our beta program page:

In order to make participation in the beta program more interesting
for our users, we will be giving out *20% discount coupons* to all
participants who report back bugs in the product.



The download archives as well as instructions for installation and
configuration of the product can be found on the product page:



Commercial support for this product is available from

Please see

for details about our support offerings.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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