(pronounced as separate letters) Short for Open DataBase Connectivity, a standard database access method developed by the SQL Access group in 1992. The goal of ODBC is to make it possible to access any data from any application, regardless of which database management system (DBMS) is handling the data. ODBC manages this by inserting a middle layer, called a database driver , between an application and the DBMS. The purpose of this layer is to translate the application’s data queries into commands that the DBMS understands. For this to work, both the application and the DBMS must be ODBC-compliant — that is, the application must be capable of issuing ODBC commands and the DBMS must be capable of responding to them. Since version 2.0, the standard supports SAG SQL.
Short for Open Data-link Interface, an application programming interface (API) developed by Novell for writing network drivers. ODI separates the physical network layer (the Data-Link Layer in the OSI model) from the network protocol layer (the Transport Layer). As a result, the same network interface card (NIC) can be used to carry data for different […]
Short for Open Document Management API, an open industry standard that enables desktop applications to interface with a document management system (DMS). ODMA simplifies cross-platform and cross-application file communication by standardizing access to document management through an API. ODMA allows multiple applications to access the same DMS without the need for a hard-coded link between […]
Short for On-Demand Mail Relay, an e-mail service that allows a user to request e-mail from any internet connection by using a dynamic IP address as opposed to a static IP address. With OMDR, the user connects to an ISP that supports OMDR, authenticates and then requests e-mail. When the user requests e-mail, the roles […]
Short for ODRights Language, a standard for expressing content rights metadata. ODRL is a digital rights data model with an XML-based specification language to be used in content distribution services, including the expression of terms and conditions over any content including permissions, constraints, obligations, conditions, and offers and agreements with rightsholders. ODRL is a competing […]
Acronym for on-die termination. ODT improves signal integrity of the memory channel, enabling more efficient system operation and lower overall system cost. DDR2-SDRAM memory chips support on-die termination; allowing some motherboard ODT components to be integrated into the memory itself.