JDBC [Java database connectivity] is an API for
Java programming language that defines how a client may access a
It provides methods for querying and updating data in a database.
JDBC is oriented towards relational databases.
JDBC allows multiple implementations to exist and be used by the
same application. The API provides a mechanism for dynamically loading
the correct Java packages and registering them with the JDBC Driver
Manager. The Driver Manager is used as a connection factory for
creating JDBC connections.
The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, version 1.4 [J2SE] includes
the JDBC 3.0 API together with a reference implementation JDBC-to-ODBC
Bridge, enabling connections to any ODBC-accessible
data source in the JVM host environment.
JDBC Drivers are client-side adaptors [installed on the client
machine, not on the server] that convert requests from Java programs
to a protocol that the DBMS can understand.
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