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What Is a JDBC Driver?

A JDBC driver uses the JDBC™ (Java Database Connectivity) API developed by Sun Microsystems that provides a standard way to access data using the Java™ programming language. Using JDBC, an application can access a variety of databases and run on any platform with a Java Virtual Machine. It isn't necessary to write separate applications to access different database systems (Oracle and Sybase, for example). Using JDBC allows you to write one application that can send SQL statements to different database systems. SQL is the standard language for accessing relational databases.

The JDBC API defines a set of Java interfaces that encapsulate major database functionality, such as running queries, processing results, and determining configuration information. Because JDBC applications are written in Java, applications work on any platform.

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