Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Java Driver

 
 
By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2006-01-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The driver is available free of charge to all SQL Server users and hooks into both SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 from any Java application, application server or Java-enabled applet.

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday released a JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) Driver that allows developers to link Java applications to its SQL Server databases. The driver is available free of charge to all SQL Server users. It hooks into both SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 from any Java application, application server or Java-enabled applet. Microsoft first came out with a Java driver for SQL Server 2002 in 2002, in response to customers demand for interoperability between the database and Java.
The new driver, like the first, is a Type 4 driver that works through standard JDBC APIs that are available in J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition).
The driver is JDBC 3.0 compliant and runs on JDK (Java Development Kit) Version 1.4 and up. Microsoft has tested the driver against application servers including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, JBoss and Sun.
For more information or to download the driver, click here. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
 
 
 
 
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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