Embarcadero supplies drivers for many databases, including Oracle, Firebird, Inter Base, DB2, Informix, SQL Server, My SQL and ODBC.Additional drivers are available from third parties.On the other hand, I see in many replies the echo of myths that I feel relevant to try to rectify. Here is a list of reasons not to upgrade I find relevant (even if they don't all apply to me): I hope this helps the positive discussion I've seen so far, and helps Dev Co concentrate on both improving the product and telling the world how good it is! Lesse Operator Overloading and For-in and inline procedures are all that jump to mind.Because it is true recent versions of Delphi have now been shining in quality (quite the opposite! Nothing else really jumps to mind, maybe that's part of the problem, Except that you have to pay more than is remotely comfortable to upgrade from the previous version to get it. Not new, just a different way to create old style objects, probably identical plumbing in fact. Third party work, available for free for D7 if you are willing to do a little work.First of all, I think this is a very important move: listen to users, including potential and past users. Second, most of the posts have been relevant and sincere, more than the average for a similar topic.If you haven't done so, go to Nick's blog or the above newsgroup thread and add your voice.
Prior to version 4 of db Express the drivers used the Microsoft COM technology and most drivers were not unicode enabled.We recommend this because we have heard a report of an installation failure with a fresh CD install without any update packs.We recommend this to all users as Borland sometimes has to fix some serious problems which appear after official releases that will effect your programs.It provides unidirectional database access, that means you can traverse data obtained from a database table only in the forward direction. This makes db Express a very fast access technology, compared to many others.Updates has to be done with other in the IDE integrated components as the "Dataset Provider", which assembles automatically appropriate Update-Statements ( in SQL ).