Why Use Native Database Drivers

Ask many developers why native database drivers should be used (instead of ODBC drivers) and you’ll almost always be told that it is to improve performance. But the truth is, there is very little performance gain (if any) when using native database drivers, so if that is the reason you are considering using them, don’t bother. The real benefits of native database drivers pertain to databases features and operation that are not accessible via ODBC. (Applies to: ColdFusion 4 (or later))

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