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Java EE 7: The Big Picture by Dr. Danny Coward

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CHAPTER11

Classic Memories: JDBC

Relational databases form the majority of databases today, and JDBC is the traditional way to access data in a relational database.

A relational database is a storage system for information that is based on storing the information in tables. The term relational comes from the idea that when you define the columns in a table, for each row of data in the table you are defining a relationship between the pieces of information in the row. For example, if you define a table to have columns for name, age, and height for each row, you are defining a relationship between the name of a person, her age, and her height. In ...

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