Running Stored Procedures How-to Topics (ODBC)
SQL Server Native Client (SNAC) is not supported beyond SQL Server 2012. Avoid using SNAC in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use it. The Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server provides native connectivity from Windows to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
The SQL Server ODBC driver supports executing stored procedures as remote stored procedures. Executing a stored procedure as a remote stored procedure allows the driver and the server to optimize the performance of executing the procedure.