is a database driver designed to help developers access the MySQL databases from the applications created with
. The driver fully supports the MySQL database functionality and enables other applications to connect to the database.
The connector uses a JDBC driver for retrieving information from the database tables and for other transactions. It does not rely on the MySQL client libraries.
Thanks to MySQL Connector/J, Java-based applications can easily connect to a MySQL server instance and retrieve information regarding containing tables and entries. It is particularly useful for database editing tools and viewers.
MySQL Connector/J enables Java-based applications that work with MySQL databases to establish the connection and run queries against the database, call stored procedures, manage input and output parameters, extracting and retrieving data from the database columns, and the list of scenarios does not end here.
Additionally, the JDBC driver can be used with Tomcat, JBoss, Spring, GlassFish or other similar servers. Developers can create connection pools and JDBC data resources to use for their Java application.
MySQL Connector/J is not difficult to configure and facilitates the connection between Java-based applications and MySQL databases. Generally, one cannot work with a MySQL database inside a Java app without it.