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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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JDBC Object Types

There are several types of objects and concepts that you must understand in order to be comfortable with JDBC. A few are listed in this section, with a basic description of each. For more expanded definitions and concepts, one of the many excellent JDBC books on the market is recommended.

JDBC Provider/Driver

JDBC Providers encapsulate what are traditionally known as “drivers.” These are typically written by the vendor who provides the brand of backend data source that you are using. For example, if you are using IBM's DB2 database, you would typically install a JAR or ZIP file provided by IBM that contains its JDBC Provider for DB2. When that is done, you can use this new JDBC provider to create JDBC data sources for the specific ...

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