ANN: eGenix mxODBC Connect - Python Database Interface 2.0.2

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  1. ________________________________________________________________________

    ANNOUNCING
    eGenix.com mxODBC Connect

    Python Database Interface

    Version 2.0.2


    mxODBC Connect is our commercially supported client-server product for
    connecting Python applications to relational databases
    in a truly cross-platform way.


    This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:
    http://www.egenix.com/company/news/eGenix-mxODBC-Connect-2.0.2-GA.html

    ________________________________________________________________________

    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, 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
    application.

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

    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:

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

    ________________________________________________________________________

    NEWS

    The 2.0.2 release of mxODBC Connect includes the following
    enhancements and fixes:

    Security Enhancements
    ---------------------

    * Upgraded client and server to eGenix pyOpenSSL 0.13.0-1.0.1c.

    Server Enhancements
    -------------------

    * Added support for unlimited connection licenses.

    * The server installer on Windows will now install the Microsoft
    Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (if necessary) instead
    of shipping with side-by-side runtime DLLs. This resolves
    installation issues on fresh Windows server installations.

    * Improved the active connection logging to show more accurate
    figures in situations where a lot of new connections are opened at
    once.

    * mxODBC Connect Server will now free resources on broken connections
    much earlier than before. The setting is configurable using the
    max_session_reconnect_time parameter in the server's [Activity]
    configuration and defaults to 60 seconds.

    Client Enhancements
    -------------------

    * No fixes were necessary.

    Misc
    ----

    * Added a note that even with an unlimited license, the server sill
    uses an adjustable max_session configuration parameter to limit the
    effect of denial-of-service attacks.


    mxODBC Connect 2.0 was released on 2012-08-20. These are the
    highlights of the new release:

    mxODBC Connect 2.0 Enhanced API
    -------------------------------

    * mxODBC Connect Server now uses mxODBC 3.2 internally and makes its
    API available in the mxODBC Connect Client. This is a major step
    forward from the mxODBC 3.0 version used in mxODBC Connect Server
    1.0.

    * mxODBC Connect Client comes with all the mxODBC enhancements,
    including:

    - connection and cursor objects can be used as context managers

    - adjustable parameter styles (qmark or named)

    - connection .autocommit attribute to easily switch on autocommit

    - adjustable timestamp resolution

    - new possibilities to set connection and cursor options to adjust
    the ODBC objects to your application needs, e.g. set a connection
    read-only or set a query timeout

    - adjustable decimal, datetime and string formats

    - adjustable warning format to be able to handle server warnings
    without client interaction

    - greatly improved result set scrolling support

    - Unicode support for all catalog methods

    - Access to additional result set meta data via
    cursor.getcolattribute()

    Updated Compatibility
    ---------------------

    * The server now features all the ODBC driver compatibility
    enhancements provided by mxODBC 3.2, including improved and updated
    support for MS SQL Server Native Client, Oracle Instant Client,
    Sybase ASE, IBM DB2, Teradata and Netezza.

    * Native Windows x64 builds with signed executables and a tray app
    rewritten in C are available for Windows 2008R2, Vista and 7 x64,
    so you can benefit from better performance, fewer UAC dialogs and
    smaller memory footprint.

    Asynchronous Execution
    ----------------------

    * mxODBC Connect Client now integrates directly with gevent, allowing
    client applications to run asynchronous tasks while performing
    remote database queries.

    Better Integration
    ------------------

    * mxODBC Connect now uses the official IANA registered port 6632 for
    both plain text and SSL-encrypted communication.

    * mxODBC Connect Client now allows selecting the used SSL module from
    two available options: Python standard lib ssl module and
    pyOpenSSL.

    For the full set of changes, please check the mxODBC Connect change
    log.

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

    ________________________________________________________________________

    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 2.0 licenses can continue
    to use their licenses with this patch level release.

    Customers who have purchased mxODBC Connect 1.x licenses can request
    20% discount coupons for upgrade purchases. Please contact the
    eGenix.com Sales Team () 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 30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site
    or writing to , 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

    ________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    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.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    INFORMATION

    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 services and professional quality products for
    companies, Python users and developers.


    Enjoy,
    --
    Marc-Andre Lemburg
    eGenix.com

    Professional Python Services directly from the Source (#1, Dec 14 2012)
    >>> Python Projects, Consulting and Support ... http://www.egenix.com/
    >>> mxODBC.Zope/Plone.Database.Adapter ... http://zope.egenix.com/
    >>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ... http://python.egenix.com/

    ________________________________________________________________________
    2012-12-05: Released eGenix pyOpenSSL 0.13 ... http://egenix.com/go37
    2012-11-28: Released eGenix mx Base 3.2.5 ... http://egenix.com/go36
    2013-01-22: Python Meeting Duesseldorf ... 39 days to go

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