(dbExpress Driver for SQL Server Overview)
dbExpress is a database-independent layer that defines common interface to provide fast access to SQL Server from Delphi and C++Builder, including Community Edition, on Windows and macOS (32-bit and 64-bit) and Linux (64-bit) platforms. For this server, dbExpress provides a driver as an independent library that implements the common dbExpress interface for processing queries and stored procedures. As data-access layer is thin and simple, dbExpress provides high performance database connectivity and is easy to deploy. You can use our driver in the same way as the one supplied by Embarcadero.
dbExpress driver for SQL Server provides access to SQL Server database. It works using high performance Microsoft OLE DB technologies. The driver requires OLE DB installed on the workstation.
Native Connectivity to SQL Server
Applications based on dbExpress Driver for SQL Server are easy to deploy, do not require installation of other data provider layers (such as BDE and ODBC), and that's why they can work faster than the ones based on standard Delphi data connectivity solutions. Moreover, dbExpress Driver for SQL Server provides working with SQL Server not only through OLE DB, but through SQL Native Client as well.
Developing in Delphi and C++Builder
dbExpress Driver for SQL Server is a cross-IDE solution for developing applications using various IDEs: RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder on Windows and macOS (x86 and x64) and Linux (x64) platforms. dbExpress driver for SQL Server also provides support for the FireMonkey platform, which allows you to develop visually spectacular high-performance native applications for Windows and macOS.