This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/pro-drivers-1-6-0-release
Access to data is crucial for data science. Unfortunately, servers that run RStudio are often disconnected from databases, especially in organizations that are new to R. In order to help data scientists access their databases, RStudio offers ODBC data connectors that are supported, easy to install, and designed to work everywhere you use RStudio professional products. The 1.6.0 release of RStudio Professional Drivers includes a few important updates.
New data sources The 1.