Are you some paid spokeman for DataDino that just does not understand ODBC ?
After looking at DataDino's website it is obvious that DataDino is a database management tool, much like dozens of other free and commercial products on the market. Database management tools are exactly as their name implies, tools to help you manage a database, ie/ test or update queries, look at data, check stored procedures (if they are applicable to the given system), etc.
ODBC is an industry standard protocol for accessing datasources without having to worry about knowing a closed interface to a given database system. This allows application writers to write generic code so they can access any complaint database without regard for who the vendor was, so long as the vendor or some outside source provided ODBC complaint drivers.
Explain to me how DataDino can be used to get data from a MySQL database into an Excel spreadsheet or a Word document, without saving a file or copying and pasting.
BTW ODBC drivers do exist for SQL Server under Mac OS X, Openlink SW provides them as well as ODBC drivers for almost any possible combination of OS and databse. Sybase (the actual authors of SQL Server, not Microsoft) also provide a full version of SQL Server on the Macintosh.