The unixODBC project provides Unix applications with the same ODBC 3.51 API and facilities available under Windows. It provides a Driver Manager that supports the full ODBC API and performs the ODBC 3 to ODBC 2 translations with UNICODE to ANSI conversion. It also includes a set of graphical utilities that allow users to specify connections to DBMSes to be used by applications, a collection of ODBC drivers including a simple text based driver, an NNTP driver, a Postgres driver and others, and a selection of templates and libraries that to aid in the construction of ODBC drivers. It works with MySQL, Postgres, StarOffice/OpenOffice, Applixware, iHTML, PHP, Perl DBD::ODBC, and many other applications and drivers. Connection pooling is also provided to increase performance with applications such as PHP.
The Easysoft ODBC-Sybase Driver provides ODBC 3.5 access to Sybase databases for ODBC enabled applications running on Linux and major Unix platforms. It can be used to access Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 and the forthcoming Sybase ASE 12.5.1. The driver is compatible with unixODBC, the Open Source Driver Manager, which is included in the standard product distribution.