JDBC is an API that provides a uniform SQL interface to a large selection of relational databases and a common base on which higher level interfaces and tools can be developed. DB2 for OS/390's support for JDBC enables you to write Java applications that access local DB2 data or remote relational data on a server that supports Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA).

To understand JDBC, knowing about its purpose and background is helpful. Sun Microsystems developed the specifications for a set of APIs that allow Java applications to access relational data. The purpose of the APIs is to provide a generic interface for writing platform-independent applications that can access any SQL database. The APIs are defined within several ...

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