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Posit Professional Drivers#

Posit makes it easy to connect to your data. Posit Professional Drivers are ODBC data connectors for some of the most popular databases:

Athena
Athena
Big Query
BigQuery
Cassandra
Cassandra
Databricks
Databricks
Hive
Hive
Impala
Impala
Mongo DB
MongoDB
MySQL
MySQL
Netezza
Netezza
Oracle
Oracle
PostgresSQL
PostgreSQL
Redshift
Redshift
Teradata
Teradata
Salesforce
Salesforce
Spark
Spark
Snowflake
Snowflake
SQL Server
SQL Server

Posit Professional Drivers help you:

  • Explore your databases using Posit Workbench
  • Develop and deploy applications and reports that depend on databases to Posit Connect
  • Use R with databases in the cloud or your production environment

Posit offers ODBC drivers for many common data sources at no additional cost to current paying customers. These drivers are commercially licensed from Magnitude Simba and are covered by the Posit Support Program.

Posit professional drivers may only be used with other Posit professional software and may not be used on a standalone basis or with other software.

Use Posit professional drivers with the following products:

  • Posit Team bundle
  • RStudio Desktop Pro1
  • Posit Workbench
  • Posit Connect
  • Shiny Server Pro

We do not sell or offer Posit Professional Drivers for use with our free and open-source server or desktop software and our license doesn't permit the drivers to be used with these products. Additionally, the Posit Professional Drivers are tested against the R ODBC connection toolchain, namely the DBI and odbc R packages. Currently, Posit Professional Drivers are tested against the pyodbc in Python.


  1. You may still find references to “RStudio” in our documentation, and some of those are expected! Several of our open source products will not change, like the RStudio IDE, while our professional products’ names have changed to “Posit”, e.g., Posit Connect. To minimize user confusion, past versions of our professional products will go by their old names until they are no longer supported. For more information about our product names, please see the rebranding blog post