Note: This page is of historic interest only. The DBD framework is incorporated in Apache APR (since version 1.2) and HTTPD (since version 2.2). Development and support take place at apache.org.
The Apache SQL/Database Framework serves to enable database applications efficiently within Apache 2.0 and higher. It updates our earlier connection pooling framework, and hence potentially offers an order of magnitude more scalability than traditional LAMP or CGI frameworks.
The DBD API decouples database support from applications. Instead of having an Authentication or Logging module for each of many databases, a single Authentication and a single Logging module will work with any database. Applications such as a Namespace module (mod_sql) or a scripting module such as those for Perl, PHP, and Python, can also benefit.
The components currently available are:
The apr_dbd base package is now in the current SVN repository at svn.apache.org. This includes the PostgreSQL driver, but not the MySQL driver.
The MySQL driver will not be committed to APR for the time being. Since MySQL is licensed under the GPL, we will respect that and distribute the MySQL driver also under the GPL. That is not compatible with ASF policy for Apache products, so for the time being at least it will be kept separate and distributed by WebÞing from this site.
mod_sql remains property of WebÞing and will be distributed from here.