Pros/Cons verses the free MyODBC from MySQl

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Pros/Cons verses the free MyODBC from MySQl

Post by tlombard » Wed 24 Nov 2004 16:34

So what are the props/cons of using MySQLDirect verses the free MyODBC from MySQL

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Re: Pros/Cons verses the free MyODBC from MySQl

Post by Oleg » Tue 30 Nov 2004 08:59

MySQLDirect .NET offers the following features most of them aren't provided by MyODBC.
  • Direct access to MySQL server
  • Doesn't require MySQL client library and uses MySQL protocol directly
  • 100% managed code
  • High performance
  • Easy to deploy
  • Supports the latest versions of MySQL server
  • All MySQL data types support
  • Compact Framework support
  • Stored procedures support
  • Support MySQL Embedded server
  • Connection pooling feature
  • Support multiple query execution
  • Fill DataSet with multiple query
  • Ability to store data in MySqlDataReader object
  • Paginal access to query result
  • MySqlScript component to execute scripts
  • MySqlLoader component for fast loading data
  • Named parameters support
  • Ability of monitoring query execution
  • Advanced design-time editors
  • Integrated DbTools for browsing database schema, manipulate database objects and visual building queries
  • Easy migration from ODBC and OLE DB .NET Data Providers with Migration Wizard
  • Help integrated into Visual Studio .NET
  • Free support for registered users
  • Licensed per a developer without royalty fee
You can download Trial version at and compare with MyODBC.

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