Progress DataDirect: The Better Way to Make a JDBC Connection
JDBC connection software enables Java applications to interoperate with multiple databases of different types. But not all JDBC connection drivers are created equal. JDBC drivers from Progress DataDirect, the data connectivity specialists, deliver more benefits to service users, application developers, and system administrators.
The Best JDBC Connection Performance
Extensive benchmarking has shown that Progress DataDirect Connect® JDBC drivers consistently outperform competing drivers on key metrics including throughput, CPU efficiency, and memory footprint. For service users this translates to better service response time, while system architects benefit from reduced resource requirements and greater scalability. The ability of a DataDirect JDBC driver to deliver better performance while consuming fewer system resources is especially valuable in virtualized environments.
This superior JDBC connection performance and scalability, affirmed by independent SPECjAppServer/ECPerf testing, applies across our entire suite of Java JDBC middleware, including our JDBC Oracle connection driver, our JDBC SQL Server driver, and our drivers for Sybase, DB2, Informix, MySQL, Salesforce, and more.
JDBC Connection Plus Enterprise Functionality
DataDirect's JDBC connection middleware helps application developers not just by enabling database-independent coding, but by incorporating a robust set of enterprise application features directly into the drivers. Easily configurable and requiring no application code changes, the enterprise functionality implemented by DataDirect's JDBC connection drivers includes connection and statement pooling, load balancing, application failover, and bulk loading, as well as JDBC security enhancing features like encryption and Kerberos-based authentication.
JDBC Connection Administration Made Easy
Application developers aren't the only ones whose work lives are made a bit easier by DataDirect JDBC products. System administrators also benefit from the simpler deployment and maintenance of DataDirect JDBC connection software. Unlike competing JDBC drivers, which typically require multiple JAR files for deployment across multiple JVMs or multiple database versions, a DataDirect JDBC driver needs only a single JAR file to support any Java environment and any version of a DB. For example, one DataDirect Oracle JDBC driver supports simultaneous connections to Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, and 11g.
Unmatched performance, built-in enterprise functionality, and simple administration. Progress DataDirect is the better way to make a JDBC connection.