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What are the Pros and Cons of using ODBC vs JDBC adapters? If we license these can many database connections be configured with either adapter, or just a single connection? Has anyone used both and found one superior to the other. We are attempting a connection to the Amazon cloud, and SnowFlake databases.

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You can only use one type of DB with a generic JDBC. Only use Generic if there is no adapter available, queries are better optimized with specific adapters.

If you want to use 1 adapter, you could go for an option with Apache Drill in between.

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Hi Kyle

Glad to see your first post on Focal Point. It is a great forum for getting answers. I miss my visits to UNM but am enjoying retirement and part time work as the moderator.

With the generic JDBC adapter as long as you have the appropriate jar file in the CLASSPATH for the DBMS you want to access you can set up multiple connections. My personal opinion is the JDBC is more robust than ODBC. I do agree with Frans that the native adapters are still better to use as the SQL translated is specific to that adapter. I have not used Amazon Cloud or Snowflake so can't comment on them specifically.

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