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Database Proxying

Database proxying is the ability to forward database queries to a database, using an intermediate piece of software, the proxy, and return the results from those queries without the client program having any database drivers installed.

For example, a common use for a database proxy is for a client program located on a Unix machine to query a Microsoft Access database located on a Windows machine. Suppose the Unix machine has no ODBC software or drivers installed and thus doesn’t know anything about ODBC. This means that it needs to forward any queries to a proxy server that does know about ODBC and the Access database. The proxy server then issues the query and gathers the results, which it then passes back to the client program for processing.


  

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