7. Using Other Connectivity Drivers
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Using Other Connectivity Drivers
For other connectivity options to Ingres where Actian does not provide a driver, you can use third party drivers. A range of commercial and open source drivers are available for different languages. For example, for Python, there are free and open source drivers and a commercial driver that connects through the Ingres ODBC driver.
Options for drivers are documented on the Actian Community wiki at https://communities.actian.com.
We recommend using third party drivers that connect through ODBC or JDBC. In many cases the ODBC driver option is pre-built and included with the installation, which makes deployment much easier and eliminates the need to compile the driver/extension. For example Perl binaries for Windows and Linux include DBD::ODBC, which is the Perl ODBC driver.