Apps for Android developped with Delphi XE7

I plan developping small apps for Android platform using Delphi XE7.
The apps should access a Microsoft SQL database located on a MS server.
Are there suitable SQL component to do this ?
Is there some documentation somewhere ?
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Sinisa VukSoftware architectCommented:
Use FireDac componets which comes in older versions too. FireDac can connect to wide range of databases.
Here is great article how: android-database-application-development-in-rad-studio
More on firedac
LeTayAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link.
Unfortunately, it points to an article concerning XE5, not XE7, and does not seem to say something about accessing MS/SQL !?
LeTayAuthor Commented:
I found link to XE7
Seems that that version of FireDAC is ok for SQL Server
But it seems that this is an additional cost ...
Also, the apps if for all customers (potential anybody) so I wonder if such developped apps is suitable for this purpose (security etc...)
Is a Client/Server  schema with HTML and a Web Server not better ?
Is this included in some Delphi XE7 version (studio ? enterprise ? etc;..)
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Sinisa VukSoftware architectCommented:
what cost you talking about? FireDAC comes with XE7. Works quite good. Is it server local?. You need security over internet?

another option is to use REST with web based services:

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i found that devArt's SDAC provided better overall performance and cross platform consideration.
we have thoroughly ltested both FD and SDAC, SDAC teh hands-down winner is SDAC!

SDAC provides more robust features if you plan on large scale implementations with failover, etc.
We have migrated over 20 apps to the SDAC, and not going back to the Delphi data components.

Looking atthe price diff from using Delphi Pro + SDAC for msSsql, its a better buy and less risk - as SDAC always keeps current of SQL versions and  specific tweeks (2014 memory tables, change notifications, etc). which is not something I would build -on with fireDac.  

A note on Datasnap: We have tested the approach of using Datasnap and doing server/SQL calls. there are serious issues with dataSnap when it comes to data over 16K. so keep that in mind. this issue has been in dataSnap since its release, and has yet to be resolved (not anticipating a resolve anytime soon)

hope this helps
LeTayAuthor Commented:
Not a very large site, in fact
if performance  / result size if not a factor then go for convenience in writing the code.
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