There are numerous benefits for both users and application developers who deploy their applications with todays leading SQL database servers and DataFlex SQL Connectivity Kits:
- Extends product life: by using modern, standards-based, universally recognized DBMS back-ends running on LANs, WANs and in the Cloud.
- Wide range of databases from which to choose: DataFlex SQL Connectivity Kits include drivers and/or configurations for Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, Amazon Aurora, IBM DB2, and any ODBC-enabled data source including Oracle, Excel, Access and more.
- Application integration: integrate with data from non-DataFlex applications, nearly all of which use SQL databases.
- Leverages other tools: a vast array of modern 3rd party products will work with your applications database.
- Extends the range of the DataFlex language: leverage your programming skills with existing and ubiquitous SQL databases.
- Improved performance: SQL DBMS engines are optimized for multi-user performance of transactional applications in ways beyond the reach of obsolete file-based, file share data managers.
- Rock-solid reliability and database integrity: modern SQL DBMS servers do not suffer from the relative fragility of file based systems, especially over LANs, WANs and Wi-Fi connections.
- Security: your application gains the robust enterprise-level security advantages of modern SQL DBMS engines.
- Scalability: your applications potential to scale becomes virtually unlimited.
- Administration/Maintenance: make your life easier to administer, maintain and support your application with the built-in tools and 3rd party products for SQL DBMS engines.
- Consistency: your application will work consistently across all back-ends using Data Access Worldwides DataFlex SQL Connectivity Kits.
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