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8.4. JDBC drivers

At the time of writing, most JDBC driver implementations support Version 2.0 of the JDBC Specification. Version 2.0 is divided into two sections: the core API and the ‘Standard Extension.’ The latter specifies features that are considered optional—a JDBC driver is not required to implement them to be considered JDBC 2.0 compliant. These features include support for connection pooling, distributed transaction management, and rowsets. Be aware when choosing a JDBC driver that it may not support features in the Standard Extension.

8.4.1. Driver suppliers and driver support

JDBC support is available for almost all database servers that are likely to be encountered in practice, although the quality of the drivers varies considerably. ...

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