Now you can choose the best database for your application (Or use the database that your corporate systems are already using), while putting your internet-facing web-applications on a virus-proof Unix or Linux server. Laugh in the face of CodeRed clones. Forget Nimda. No more hack-attacks in the middle of the night. Sleep soundly, safe in the knowledge that your database is securely separated from the world, while still providing a sound basis for your web-enabled business.
I am working on getting an initial release of the odbcsock module out, and posibily a Pure-PHP "proof of concept" release. Watch this space for developments :)