Borland Data Providers for .NET (BDP.NET) is a free database-independent
ADO.NET data provider that defines common interface to provide access to SQL database
servers. For each supported server, BDP.NET uses provider as an independent assembly
that implements the common BDP.NET interfaces for processing queries and stored
We offer lightweight database providers for access to MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle
and MS SQL Server databases. Using these drivers is the same to using standard BDP.NET
providers supplied by Borland.
Note: The product is discontinued now, because this technology is no longer
being developed by CodeGear. Devart dotConnect data providers
or dbExpress drivers can be used instead of the BDP.NET providers.
The following are the main features of the providers:
- Direct access to data
- Ability to connect through native protocol without using client software
- 100% managed code
- High performance
- Supports the latest versions of servers
- All data types support
- Advanced connection pooling
- Easy to deploy
- Metadata retrieval support
- Licensed royalty-free per developer
- One year free support for the registered users
The following development environments are supported by the providers:
Only Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions are supported.
BDP.NET provider for MySQL
BDP.NET provider for MySQL can access MySQL server either using native MySQL network
protocol directly or through MySQL client library. The provider supports MySQL server
5.0, 4.1, 4.0, and 3.23, including Embedded servers.
BDP.NET provider for PostgreSQL
BDP.NET provider for PostgreSQL works using native message-based protocol for communication
with PostgreSQL server. The provider supports PostgreSQL server 7.1 and higher,
including Pervasive Postgres SQL.
BDP.NET provider for Oracle
BDP.NET provider for Oracle can work using Oracle Call Interface (OCI) or SQL*Net
directly. The provider supports Oracle 10g, 9i, 8i, and 8.0, including Personal
and Lite editions. For OCI access mode the provider requires Oracle software installed
on the client side. In the case of working through SQL*Net, only TCP/IP protocol
BDP.NET provider for MS SQL Server
BDP.NET provider for MS SQL Server works using native .NET classes to access SQL
Server. The provider supports SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 7, and