Before a JDBC application interacts with a database, it must cause the JDBC driver to be loaded in the Java session. Derby provides the following JDBC driver for use with the Derby database engine:
For embedded environments, when Derby runs in the same JVM as the application.
To access the Derby Network Server, you can download at no cost the IBM DB2 Universal Driver from IBM developerWorks:
For JCC clients connecting to the Derby Network Server
You can use ij to connect to any database that supplies a JDBC driver. For those databases, you would need to load the supplied JDBC driver.
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