ODBC – Open Database Connectivity in Java | JDBC Tutorials

This JDBC Tutorials “Open Database connectivity post” post explains clearly what is ODBC, need to odbc, location of odbc drivers in Operating system.



  • ODBC stands for Open Database Connectivity.
  • It is a standard middle ware API (developed using other languages such as C, C# except java) for accessing DBMS.
  • The aim of ODBC designers is to make it independent of database systems.
  • ODBC is independent to operating Systems.
  • ODBC accomplishes DBMS independence by using an ODBC driver.
  • ODBC Driver is working like a translation layer between the Application and the DBMS.
  • ODBC was originally developed by Microsoft during the early 1990s.
  • ODBC drivers will be installed along with OS.

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