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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Content Management Service
  4. Data Integration Service
  5. Data Integration Service Architecture
  6. Data Integration Service Management
  7. Data Integration Service Grid
  8. Data Integration Service Applications
  9. Metadata Manager Service
  10. Model Repository Service
  11. PowerCenter Integration Service
  12. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  13. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  14. PowerCenter Repository Service
  15. PowerCenter Repository Management
  16. PowerExchange Listener Service
  17. PowerExchange Logger Service
  18. Reporting Service
  19. Reporting and Dashboards Service
  20. SAP BW Service
  21. Search Service
  22. System Services
  23. Test Data Manager Service
  24. Web Services Hub
  25. Application Service Upgrade
  26. Application Service Databases
  27. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  28. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  29. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Connecting to Databases from UNIX Overview

Connecting to Databases from UNIX Overview

To use native connectivity, you must install and configure the database client software for the database that you want to access. To ensure compatibility between the application service and the database, install a client software that is compatible with the database version and use the appropriate database client libraries. To increase performance, use native connectivity.
The Informatica installation includes DataDirect ODBC drivers. If you have existing ODBC data sources created with an earlier version of the drivers, you must create new ODBC data sources using the new drivers. Configure ODBC connections using the DataDirect ODBC drivers provided by Informatica or third party ODBC drivers that are Level 2 compliant or higher.
Use the following guidelines when you connect to databases from Linux or UNIX:
  • Use native drivers to connect to IBM DB2, Oracle, or Sybase ASE databases.
  • You can use ODBC to connect to other sources and targets.