were arguably the first ODBC driver implementation available
for non-Windows platforms such as Unix-like environments.
OpenLink has continued to innovate in their drivers with the
incorporation of a multi-tier security model, simplification of
single-tier and multi-tier administration, and performance that
often beats the DBMS-vendor's own drivers, while providing
transparent, ODBC-based access to data sources (such as
databases) from Desktop Productivity Tools, Application
Development Environments, and Web & Internet Points of Presence.