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.