OpenLink Software Inc., which makes database connectivity drivers for ODBC and JDBC, has incorporated their Single-Tier Driver for ODBC for
into the Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) for Mac OS X.
ASE is an enterprise-class relational database management system for Mac OS X. It’s made by Sybase, an enterprise infrastructure company.
The new Single-Tier Sybase Driver for ODBC provides connectivity to Sybase ASE 12.5.x from ODBC compliant Cocoa-, Carbon- and Darwin-based applications, running on Mac OS X 10.1.x or 10.2.x (Jaguar), according to
. It enables Mac application vendors and developers to migrate to Sybase ASE without having to rewrite the applications that use ODBC connectivity.
In addition, other application vendors and developers whose applications use ODBC and run on Windows NT or Unix will find a high degree of ODBC compatibility using ASE on Mac OS X, said Andrew Hill, director of technology evangelism at OpenLink Software. The Single-Tier Sybase Driver for ODBC installs with OpenLink’s Aqua-based ODBC Administrator, which has built-in server discovery, enabled by Rendezvous technology. This simplifies the task of locating and connecting to Rendezvous-enabled instances of Adaptive Server Enterprise and other ODBC infrastructure components, Hill said.
ODBC connectivity for Sybase ASE ensures that Mac OS X developers have a standards-compliant mechanism for connecting to any Sybase database engine regardless of the host operating system, he added.