Thin vs Thick Driver

Thin vs Thick Driver

If Driver won’t require any extra Component to communicate with Database, such type of Driver is called Thin Driver.

E.g: Type-4 Driver

If Driver require some extra Component (like ODBC Driver OR Vendor specific Native Libraries OR Middleware Server), such Type of Driver is called Thick Driver.

E.g: Type-1, Type-2 and Type-3 Drivers

  • Type-1, Type-2 and Type-4 Drivers follow 2-Tier Architecture.
  • Type-3 Driver follows 3-Tier Architecture.
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Thin vs Thick Driver
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