March 8, 2007
JDBC-ODBC Tutorial from TechBookReport
TBR writes "ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is an API that provides programmatic access to data using SQL. ODBC adopts a layered approach, an application written to ODBC can talk to any underlying data source that has an ODBC driver. In the case of Microsoft Access ODBC support has been there almost from the beginning. In the Java world a similar architecture exists called JDBC (Java Database Connectivity), in which Java applications written to the API can talk to any data source that has a JDBC driver. Put these together in the form of a JDBC-ODBC bridge and you have a platform-independent mechanism for Java to talk to any DBMS that has JDBC or ODBC drivers."