Sybase will launch its jdbcConnect middleware later this quarter, enabling users to access members of its database family, including SQL Server, from Java applications.
The offering is based on version 1.1 of the JDBC standard for Java links to databses, and has a footprint of only 200Kbytes. It can be used to access third party databases if used with the firm?s Omniconnect connectivity middleware and supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol, which means that all communications between the client and server are encryped and authenticated.
Andy Bellinger, Sybase?s database marketing manager, said: ?The unique thing about jdbcConnect is that most other JDBC offerings have to connect to the server via an ODBC driver, which is quite a slow protocol anyway, and then connect to the back end. With jdbcConnect, the client connection is made directly into the server and the server automatically downloads the Java applet to the thin client, which is significantly faster.?
The software will be included in all future releases of Sybase database family, but will be sold as a separate product by the company?s Infoconnect middleware unit.
Users can download an unsupported beta version now from Sybase?s Web site at www.sybase.com/products/internet/jdbcconnect.
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