Re: HS licensing (WAS: Oracle to SQL Server)

From: Tanel Poder <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:06:19 +0800
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For using generic connectivity engine with free ODBC drivers you don't need additional licenses.

So for Sybase / MSSQL connectivity you could use this combination:

  1. Oracle's Transparent Gateway for ODBC
  2. UnixODBC
  3. FreeTDS ODBC drivers

I've done this on Linux and Solaris (had to compile the FreeTDS drivers on Solaris) and it has worked without problems.

If you use Oracle's Transparent Gateway for Sybase (or MSSQL or whatever else) then you need to pay for Gateway licenses, only the gateway for ODBC is free (and you need to find your own ODBC drivers).

Its docuemented somewhere in Oracle docs... dont remember which one though anymore.


On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:58 AM, Rich Jesse <
> wrote:

> All this fun talk about ORA<->SS -- anyone have links pointing to licensing
> requirements for HS?
> The closest I can find is mention of "Generic Connectivity" in the Oracle
> Database 10g Product Family white paper.
> Thanks!
> Rich
> --

Tanel Poder

Received on Wed Sep 09 2009 - 14:06:19 CDT

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