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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 7.5

JDBC Drivers

Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) is a set of APIs that provide SQL capability for Java. JDBC is an industry-standard set of APIs for database access. There is one industry standard of APIs for JDBC. Each database vendor provides additional vendor-specific JDBC drivers that support database specific functionality. Oracle supports three different types of JDBC drivers.

JDBC Thin Driver

A JDBC thin driver is a driver written completely in Java. It is referred to as a thin driver because it does not require additional vendor-specific networking code. A JDBC thin driver is dynamically loaded at runtime. A thin driver, which uses TCP/IP, works well with standalone applications and firewalls within an intranet. Oracle ...

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