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 Software’s are available. But based on Functionality all JDBC Driver Software Drivers are divided into 4 Types.
- Type-1 Driver (JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver OR Bridge Driver)
- Type-2 Driver (Native API-Partly Java Driver OR Native Driver)
- Type-3 Driver (All Java Net Protocol Driver OR Network Protocol Driver OR Middleware Driver)
- Type-4 Driver (All Java Native Protocol Driver OR Pure Java Driver OR Thin Driver)
Progress Data direct Software Company introduced Type-5 Driver, but it is not Industry Recognized Driver.