Oracle ODBC Driver for 8, 9i, 10g, XE and 11g The Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver lets ODBC-enabled applications access Oracle databases from Linux, Unix and Windows platforms. It supports Oracle 8.1.7+, 9i.x, 10g Release 1+, Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) and 11g Release 1+. The Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver uses Oracle client software to access the Oracle database. This is Oracle’s only supported method for accessing the Oracle database. The driver is compatible with the standard Oracle Database Client or the Instant Client. The Oracle client software provides the most comprehensive access to Oracle database functionality. For example, the Oracle Advanced Security option is an Oracle client or server add-on that combines network encryption, database encryption and strong authentication to protect sensitive data stored in Oracle databases. Applications that access Oracle by using the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver can take advantage of the Oracle Advanced Security option. This is not true of some of the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver’s competitor’s products, which use wire protocol drivers. Drivers that do not use the Oracle client software do not support features offered by the Oracle client software. Even if you do not currently need the additional functionality provided by a client add-on, using the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver gives you the option to add it later, should your requirements change. The Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver: * Conforms to the ODBC 3.5 specification. * Works with ODBC 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 applications. Supported programming Interfaces include Perl DBI and DBD::ODBC, Python mxODBC and pyodbc and PHP. Supported applications include ApplixWare, OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. * Is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions where appropriate.