Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) is a library of components that provides native connectivity to Oracle from Delphi, C++Builder, Lazarus (and Free Pascal) on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, and FreeBSD for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. The ODAC library is designed to help programmers develop faster and more native Oracle database applications.
ODAC, a high-performance and feature-rich Oracle connectivity solution, is an efficient native alternative to the Borland Database Engine (BDE) and standard dbExpress driver. It provides both possibility of connection to Oracle by means of native Oracle data access and direct access to Oracle without Oracle Client.
Native Connectivity to Oracle
ODAC-based DB applications are easy to deploy, do not require installation of other data provider layers (such as BDE or ODBC), and that's why they can work faster than the ones based on standard Delphi data connectivity solutions. Moreover, ODAC provides an additional opportunity to work with Oracle directly via TCP/IP without involving Oracle Client.
Wide Coverage of Oracle Features
ODAC supports a wide range of Oracle-specific features, such as DML Arrays, REF cursors, Objects, Packages, Direct Path Loading, Alerts, Pipes, Change notifications, Advanced Queuing, Transparent Application Failover, and others.
Cross-Platform Solution for Delphi, C++Builder, and Lazarus
ODAC is a cross-platform solution for developing applications using various IDEs: RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder, Lazarus (and FPC) on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, and FreeBSD for both x86 and x64 platforms. ODAC also provides support for the FireMonkey application development platform, which allows you to develop visually spectacular high-performance native applications for Windows and Mac OS X.
High Development Productivity with ODAC
We provide various GUI tools that will increase your productivity: dbMonitor allows monitoring activity of your DB applications, Dataset Manager simplifies DataSet and DB controls tweaking, OraDeveloper Tools provides an easier way to explore and maintain existing DBs, design compound SQL statements and queries, as well as manipulate data.