There are many software solutions that need to connect to a database server in order to fully function and it is up to their developers to ensure that this process goes smoothly, without a glitch.
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver
is one of the solutions they can rely to, as it can offer database connectivity between SQL servers and Java-based products.
Additionally, this driver supports a wide range of servers, namely SQL Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 and SQL Azure, and each of them can be configured to establish a successful connection to a Java-powered program, application server or even an applet.
In order to create the aforementioned connection, Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver uses standard JDBC APIs (Application Program Interfaces) that are available for Java. Moreover, this driver is compatible with JDK 5 and 6, so developers can deploy either one of them within their projects.
Another benefit of using this connectivity driver within an application is that it runs without any problems on multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Solaris and Linux – this can prove to be very important for the programmers who want to come up with cross-platform utilities.
All in all, Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver can come in handy to all developers who want to want to create and distribute a reliable software solution that connects SQL servers to Java apps or applets.