May 10, 2015

Java Database Technologies Overview

A quick and simple overview about some of the basic Java database technologies.

JPA - Java Persistence API, consist of a specification for data persistence. To be useful an implementation is needed, like Hibernate.

JDBC - Java DataBase Connectivity, consist of some components to handle databases, for example, the JDBC API provides methods for database connection, data query, update and remove. The JDBC Driver allow the connection with different databases technologies (MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL etc), if the database is proprietary then the vendor will supply the driver, a full list of supported vendors and its database technologies can be seen here.

The DBMS-proprietary protocol provides two-way communication between the client machine and the database server

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