A comprehensive index of the latest standards-based Drivers technologies for accessing data.
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a vendor-neutral API for accessing data accessible from every major development technology and through popular client applications and ETL tools.
ADO.NET is a set of data-access APIs that expose data to a .NET programmer. ADO.NET provides functionality to developers writing managed code similar to the functionality JDBC provides for Java developers.
JDBC is a Java based API that uses SQL queries and provides Java classes that abstract data access. There are free and commercial drivers available for a wide range of database servers, applications, and services.