Announcing MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1 for macOS and iODBC


We are pleased to announce the general availability (GA) of MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1. MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1 is the newest version of MariaDB Connector/ODBC.

The MariaDB Connector/ODBC is the standard connector for Windows and Linux users around the world. We are excited to extend this connector functionality to MacOS users today. With MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1, we added support for the MacOS X platform and support for the ODBC Manager iODBC. In addition, installation of the connector now includes the authentication plugins used by MariaDB Connector/ODBC so you no longer need to separately install the MariaDB Connector/C.

Enterprise tooling for monitoring, administration, BI and analytics, such as Tableau, require ODBC access to the database servers used by their customers. Customers with production deployments look for Connectors that are provided and supported directly by the database vendor for expertise, reliability and stability. Beginning with Tableau 2019.1 released earlier this year, Tableau now offers a native MariaDB Connector to use with the MariaDB Connector/ODBC driver to connect Tableau directly with the MariaDB database. Now, Tableau users connecting to MariaDB are supported on all operating systems, from Windows to Linux and MacOS.

MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1 replaces MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.0. You must upgrade to receive future maintenance releases. Download the MariaDB Connector/ODBC 3.1 now.