Databases configuration and performance

As already outlined in the more general ODBC configuration section, connecting with your database via ODBC can be a real pain. Making matters worse, database performance may significantly depend on the configuration as well.

Well, this section tries to make life just a tad easier by providing recommended configurations for various databases. For some databases, comparisons with other database access modules are provided as well so that you know what kind of performance to expect.


The quality of the ODBC driver for a given database heavily affects performance of all ODBC applications using this driver. Even though turbodbc was built to exploit buffering and what else the ODBC API has to offer, it cannot work wonders when the ODBC driver is not up to the task. In such circumstances, other, non-ODBC technologies may be available that outperform turbodbc by a considerable margin.