July 31, 2017

Sreekanth B

Advantage Disadvantage Of JDBC Odbc Bridge Driver

This driver connect a java program with a database using Odbc driver. It is install automatically along with JDK software. It is provided by Sun MicroSystem for testing purpose this driver can not be used in real time application. This driver convert JDBC calls into Odbc calls(function) So this is called a bridge driver.

Advantage of bridge driver
  • Easy to use
  • It is a database independent driver
  • Can be easily connected to any database.
  • This driver software is built-in with JDK so no need to install separately.
Disadvantage of bridge driver
  • It is a slow driver so not used in real time application
  • Because of Odbc connectivity it is a platform dependent driver.
  • It is not a portable driver.
  • It is not suitable for applet to connect with database.

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