Overview of the JDBC Driver
The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver is a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 4.0 compliant driver that provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server databases. The JDBC driver can access many of the features introduced in SQL Server 2005, including database mirroring; the xml, user-defined, and large-value data types; and it supports the new "snapshot" transaction isolation. In addition, the JDBC driver also supports the use of integrated authentication. In the SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0, support for some SQL Server 2008 features has been added. For more information, see What's New in the JDBC Driver.
The topics in this section provide a general overview of the JDBC driver, including the system requirements needed to use it, how it can be used, and where you can go for more information.
Describes the features that have been added to the current release of the JDBC driver.
Describes the system requirements needed to use the JDBC driver.
Describes how to configure your environment to use the JDBC driver and how to make a simple connection to a SQL Server database.
Describes how to use the JDBC driver within a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) environment.
Describes how to deploy the JDBC driver on Windows and Unix operating systems.
Describes where to find additional resources about the JDBC driver, including links to external resources.