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ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a Microsoft-created application programming interface (API) for "accessing data in a heterogeneous environment of relational and non-relational database management systems (DBMS)."[1] By extension, an ODBC-compliant database is one that uses ODBC to enable exchange information with other relational and non-relational databases. An ODBC client connects with other DBMSs through a driver, which exists for most DBMSs, including Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server (except CE edition), Sybase ASE, and DB2.[2][3][1]