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DataDirect Introduces New Version of the Industry's Most Technically Advanced Suite of JDBC Drivers

DataDirect Introduces New Version of the Industry's Most Technically Advanced Suite of JDBC Drivers

DataDirect Technologies has announced the availability of DataDirect Connect for JDBC release 3.4, the only third-party suite of drivers to take advantage of the latest JDBC features. Embedded in many of the top Java application servers on the market, DataDirect Connect for JDBC drives maximum performance and scalability across all versions of all major databases, including Oracle 10g.

DataDirect Connect for JDBC was designed specifically for the development of applications where response time and efficient use of network resources is critical. DataDirect Connect for JDBC enables developers to easily build database-independent applications on a common architecture, making it easier to support multiple databases and simplifying upgrades to new versions.

Working alongside Sun Microsystems, DataDirect Technologies has been a member of the JDBC Expert Group since its inception. DataDirect Technologies' involvement in the development and evolution of JDBC specifications has allowed it to consistently be the first to market with the best performing suite of JDBC drivers as measured by the industry standard SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark.

"DataDirect Technologies has been a valuable member of the Java Community Process (JCP) with significant contributions to the JDBC specification," said Jeff Jackson, vice president of engineering for the Sun Java System Application Server at Sun Microsystems. "The company's participation in the JCP has allowed it to develop the feature-rich drivers for simplified data connectivity, which is why we've chosen to embed DataDirect Connect for JDBC in our own products, including future releases of our Standard and Enterprise versions of the Sun Java System Application Server."

DataDirect Connect for JDBC includes advanced features such as connection fail-over support and client-side load balancing across all databases. These features significantly enhance support for Oracle RAC. The basis of the grid features in Oracle 10g, Oracle RAC is clustering software which links database servers for better performance and reliability.

Performance enhancements in DataDirect Connect for JDBC make it the fastest and most comprehensive suite of Type 4 JDBC drivers for all major databases. Additionally, improvements for greater flexibility and support to specific databases include:

  • Oracle: DataDirect Technologies is the first third party vendor to support Oracle 10g, while concurrently enhancing JTA performance.
  • DB2: DataDirect Connect for JDBC implements additional DB2 features including password encryption, DBCLOB support, and improved batch update performance.
  • MS SQL Server: DataDirect Connect for JDBC improves trigger result handling and enhances support for JTA.

    "DataDirect Connect for JDBC is the only Type 4, database-independent suite of drivers for high-performance database connectivity across all major databases," said John Goodson, vice president of product operations at DataDirect Technologies. "With the introduction of DataDirect Connect for JDBC release 3.4, we have made the best even better by improving performance and adding support for Oracle 10g."

    Release 3.4 of DataDirect Connect for JDBC is currently available. For more information, go to www.datadirect.com.

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