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Borland® JBuilder™ Developer’s Guide by Jeff Swisher, Saleem Siddiqui, Michael Landy

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Overview of Databases, SQL, JDBC, and DataExpress

In almost every business situation, for better or for worse, the use of a database has become the silver bullet. In particular, relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, Informix, DB2, and MySQL have become the corporate solution for storing and retrieving data.

Databases have become so popular that future versions of some operating systems are rumored to have their file systems replaced with a database system. After all, a file system is a type of database that allows you to store and retrieve files.

Databases

In the early days of databases, communicating with a database required a proprietary set of libraries provided by the database vendor. These proprietary libraries provided ...

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