Introduction to JDBC

What is JDBC?

JDBC stands for Java Database Connectivity. Java provides JDBC API as a part of it's JSE implementation. The JDBC API is a Java API that can access any kind of tabular data, especially data stored in a Relational Database(Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server etc.).

JDBC helps to perform below operation with data sources:

  • Establishing connection with data source like database
  • Executing queries to the database
  • Retrieving and processing result received from database as a result of query execution in step 2

JDBC Architecture

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