When an application or WebSphere component requires access to a database, that database must be defined to WebSphere as a data source. Two basic definitions are required:
•A JDBC provider definition describes a vendor-provided JDBC driver, including the type of database access that it provides and the location of the files that provide the implementation.
•A data source definition defines which JDBC provider to use, the name and location of the database, and other connection properties.
In this chapter, we provide information ...