MySQL offers one of the most complete selection of application programmer interface support. Some of these are in the form of a library (such as the MySQL C API library) while others are in the form of a driver (such as the ODBC driver). For most people/situations - the choice of which interface to use is obvious as it is often dictated by the programming language in use (JDBC for Java for example).
Here are some reasons for considering the ODBC interface. Note; some of these reasons can apply to more than one interface.
- SQL Standard
- C/C++ Programming Language