Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 Java Driver

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2006-01-19
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.

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