ODBC Driver

What is an ODBC Driver?

The Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) API gives external applications access to data in database management systems (DBMS) using SQL as the standard. It acts as a translation layer between and the DBMS and the application. ODBC is built for maximum operability, allowing a single application to access multiple DBMS.

Snowflake and ODBC Connectors

Snowflake’s ODBC connector uses a driver to connect external applications to Snowflake using the ODBC API. Snowflake provides platform-specific ODBC driver downloads for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.