Connect JDBC 3.0
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.
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.
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; www.datadirect-technologies.com/jdbc/connectjdbc/jpxconnectjdbc.asp