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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Types of Drivers

     While communicating with Database, we have to convert Java Calls into Database specific Calls and Database specific Calls into Java Calls. For this Driver Software is required. In the Market Thousands of Driver Softwares are available. But based on Functionality all Driver Software Drivers are divided into 4 Types.
1. Type-1 Driver (JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver OR Bridge Driver)
2. Type-2 Driver (Native API-Partly Java Driver OR Native Driver)
3. Type-3 Driver (All Java Net Protocol Driver OR Network Protocol Driver OR Middleware Driver)
4. Type-4 Driver (All Java Native Protocol Driver OR Pure Java Driver OR Thin Driver)
Note
     Progress Data direct Software Company introduced Type-5 Driver, but it is not Industry Recognized Driver.

Next Tutorial : Type-1 Driver 

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