|About JDBC || |
JDBC stands for "Java Database Connectivity". It is a universally accepted standard for connecting Java applications to all sorts of databases.
Virtually all known databases have JDBC drivers created either by their vendors or third parties. There are dozens of drivers to choose from for most popular database applications and they range in price, size, and performance. There are free drivers available for most databases.
More information can be found at Sun Microsystems, the company which created the technology, including a good general overview page.