ODBC has been around for more than 25 years. It is the most successful and widely adopted data access standard for relational databases, which fostered interoperability between the data sources and data consumers from different vendors.

But the database landscape is very different today. The emergence of the non-relational data stores, cloud applications, new data types and access methods created the need for traditional BI applications and data consumers to support new data sources.

With ODBC 4.0 Microsoft is looking at updating the Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC) specification with native support for non-relational data sources and the new data types.

In this webinar, ODBC 4.0 Principal Architect Michael Pizzo (Microsoft Data Group) will give an overview of what’s new in version 4.0, what problems does it solve and how the ISVs and end users will benefit from its adoption.