Connect JDBC 3

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-04-08 Print this article Print

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The state-of-the-art database-to-XML conversion tools in this package from DataDirect will be valuable assets to those working with XML, and the new connection pooling features will help those now using low-end application servers to avoid upgrading to more expensive options just to gain this feature.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Graphical tools to extract database data in XML form are easy to use and will speed XML database projects.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Support for Java Database Connectivity 3.0 features, such as updatable binary large objects and prepared statement pooling, will allow for higher performance and more sophisticated applications.

PROS // XML data query tool is full-featured and easy to use; JDBC drivers available for all major databases; support for many JDBC 3.0 features.

CONS // Competes with free products that are good enough in many cases; doesnt support DB2/400 databases; some bugs in the XML query tool; may require client-side installation, which raises deployment costs significantly.

DataDirect Technologies Inc., Rockville, Md.; (800) 876-3101;

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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