Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 14 in your text book as well as the JDBC Tutorial (Links to an external site.) and JDBC Introduction (Links to an external site.) online resources, and review any relevant information in this week’s lecture.

When developing an application, several different database management system (DBMS) access solutions are available including JDBC and ODBC. JDBC stands for Java database connectivity created by the Oracle Corporation. This technology is an Application Programming Interface (API) for the Java programming language that defines how a client may access a database. It provides methods for interacting with the database including issuing queries and updates in a database. On the other hand, ODBC stands for Open Database Connectivity and is a standard programming language middleware API for accessing DBMSs.

In your initial post, compare and contrast the differences between ODBC and JDBC technologies including their individual strengths and weaknesses. Describe the reasons a developer might select one technology versus the other.

JDBC//ODBC are used for connecting to back-end DBMS. Identify and explain other technologies that would allow user applications to communicate with the back-end database. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of these additional technologies, and describe how they compare with JDBC and ODBC.

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words.