Connect JDBC 3
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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.
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; www.datadirect-technologies.com/jdbc/connectjdbc/jpxconnectjdbc.asp
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Graphical tools to extract database data in XML form are easy to use and will speed XML database projects.