as you noticed with new KNIME 3.1 its not possible to use native JAVA ODBC-JDBC driver which we were using to connect to different databases with KNIME 2.X. Is there any solution for KNIME 3 to replace ODBC-JDBC ngeneric driver?
Oracle removed the JDBC-ODBC driver from Java 8. There is no freely available replacement available. Oracle suggest using native drivers instead: https://blogs.oracle.com/Lance/entry/removal_of_the_jdbc_odbc.