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Open DataBase Connectivity
(ODBC) A standard
systems. There are interfaces for
An application can submit statements to ODBC using the ODBC
flavor of SQL. ODBC then translates these to whatever flavor
the database understands.
ODBC 1.0 was released in September 1992.
and was the first company to release a commercial product
a Microsoft standard (as many people believe).
ODBC drivers and development tools are available now for
["Unix Review", Aug 1995].