dbExpress Driver for SQL Server Overview
dbExpress is a database-independent layer that defines common interface to provide fast access to SQL Server from Delphi and C++Builder on Windows for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. For this server, dbExpress provides a driver as an independent library that implements the common dbExpress interface for processing queries and stored procedures. As data-access layer is thin and simple, dbExpress provides high performance database connectivity and is easy to deploy. You can use our driver in the same way as the one supplied by Embarcadero.
dbExpress driver for SQL Server provides access to SQL Server database. It works using high performance Microsoft OLE DB technologies. The driver requires OLE DB installed on the workstation.
Native Connectivity to SQL Server
Applications based on dbExpress Driver for SQL Server are easy to deploy, do not require installation of other data provider layers (such as BDE and ODBC), and that's why they can work faster than the ones based on standard Delphi data connectivity solutions. Moreover, dbExpress Driver for SQL Server provides working with SQL Server not only through OLE DB, but through SQL Native Client as well.
Developing in Delphi and C++Builder for Windows
dbExpress Driver for SQL Server is a cross-IDE solution for developing applications for Windows: RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder for both x86 and x64 platforms. dbExpress driver for SQL Server also provides support for the FireMonkey platform, which allows you to develop visually spectacular high-performance native applications for Windows.
All our components and libraries are designed to help you write high-performance, lightweight data access layers, therefore they use advanced data access algorithms and techniques of optimization.
SQL Server 2014\2012\2008 R2\2008\2005 (including Express edition), SQL Server 2000 (including MSDE), SQL Server 7, SQL Server Compact 4.0\3.5\3.1, SQL Azure
dbExpress Driver for SQL Server doesn't limit your choice of the development platform. Now you can develop for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms with Delphi.
Use our freeware dbMonitor tool to monitor and analyze all the DB calls made by your application using dbExpress Driver for SQL Server. dbMonitor performs percomponent tracing of SQL statement execution, commits, rollbacks, etc.
Our product is compatible with the latest IDE versions: Embarcadero RAD Studio XE8, Delphi XE8 and C++Builder XE8. It is also compatible with the previous IDE versions since Delphi 6 and C++Builder 6.
Now you can develop not only VCL-based applications in Delphi, but also use the newest FireMonkey application development platform.
17-Apr-15 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 7.0.1
- RAD Studio XE8 is supported
- Mac OS X is supported
- Direct mode is supported