ANN: eGenix mxODBC Connect 1.0.2 - Python Database Interface

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at egenix.com
Mon Jun 29 11:07:04 CEST 2009


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ANNOUNCING
                      eGenix.com mxODBC Connect

                      Python Database Interface

                            Version 1.0.2


   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:
http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-mxODBC-Connect-1.0.2-GA.html

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INTRODUCTION

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
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
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 see the product page:

    http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBCConnect/

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NEWS

mxODBC Connect 1.0.2 is a patch-level release of our new mxODBC Connect
product.

* More Secure

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.

* More Robust

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.

* Ideal for Building Bridges

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.

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UPGRADING

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.

You can request 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.

    http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBCConnect/#Evaluation

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DOWNLOADS

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

    http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBCConnect/

If you want to try the package, jump straight to the download
instructions:

    https://cms.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBCConnect/#Download

Fully functional evaluation licenses for the mxODBC Connect Server are
available free of charge:

    http://www.egenix.com/products/python/mxODBCConnect/#Evaluation

mxODBC Connect Client is always free of charge.

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SUPPORT

Commercial support for this product is available from eGenix.com.

Please see

    http://www.egenix.com/services/support/

for details about our support offerings.

Enjoy,
-- 
Marc-Andre Lemburg
eGenix.com

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Jun 29 2009)
>>> Python/Zope Consulting and Support ...        http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC.Zope.Database.Adapter ...             http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...        http://python.egenix.com/
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