To establish native connectivity between an application service and a database, install the database client software for the database that you want to access.
Native drivers are packaged with the database server and client software. Configure connectivity on the machines that need to access the databases. 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.
The Data Integration Service uses native database drivers to connect to the following databases:
Source and target databases. Reads data from source databases and writes data to target databases.
Data object cache database. Stores the data object cache.
Profiling source databases. Reads from relational source databases to run profiles against the sources.
Profiling warehouse. Writes the profiling results to the profiling warehouse.
Reference tables. Runs mappings to transfer data between the reference tables and the external data sources.
When the Data Integration Service runs on a single node or on primary and back-up nodes, install database client software and configure connectivity on the machines where the Data Integration Service runs.
When the Data Integration Service runs on a grid, install database client software and configure connectivity on each machine that represents a node with the compute role or a node with both the service and compute roles.