What are SAP MaxDB Interfaces?
Database applications (such as SAP systems, for example) utilize interfaces for accessing SAP MaxDB databases. Incase the database application (and therefore the SAP MaxDB interface) is present on a different host to the database, the database system would also additionally need the SAP MaxDB X server (communications server) for communication related purposes. The JDBC interface also needs the SAP MaxDB X server solely for local communication.
Types of SAP MaxDB Interfaces present?
In the SAP MaxDB documentation, there is a detailed list of the available SAP MaxDB interfaces under the key word "Interface". The user can in this note see only the interfaces which are used in the SAP environment and these have been are explained in detail:
- SQL Database Connectivity (SQLDBC): Object-oriented C++ interface for accessing the SAP MaxDB database system
- ODBC (3.5.1): SAP MaxDB ODBC driver for accessing the SAP MaxDB database system
- JDBC (2.0/3.0): SAP MaxDB JDBC driver for accessing the SAP MaxDB database system