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From "George Sexton" <geor...@mhsoftware.com>
Subject RE: Tomcat 5.59 with jTDS, and SQL Server 2005
Date Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:01:40 GMT




> -----Original Message-----
> From: ULS Tech Support [mailto:tech_support@uls.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:35 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Tomcat 5.59 with jTDS, and SQL Server 2005
> 
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> 
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Pid" <pid@pidster.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:19 PM
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Tomcat 5.59 with jTDS, and SQL Server 2005
> 
> 
> 
> >
> > 1. Is there a particular barrier to using the official MS driver?  (I
> am
> > wincing as I ask).
> http://jtds.sourceforge.net/index.html
> As quoted:
> 
> Why use jTDS?
> 
> jTDS is free software. jTDS is released under the terms of the GNU
> LGPL,

Free is over-rated, when you're connecting it to a proprietary db. If you
want free, use PostgreSQL.

> giving you not only the posibility to debug and tweak it to your own
> liking
> but also to use it in and distribute it with your free or commercial
> applications.
> 
> The other "free" choices, the JDBC-ODBC bridge and Microsoft's own JDBC
> driver are not actually free. If you encounter an issue with any of
> them you
> won't be able to fix it yourself and response times from both Microsoft
> and
> Sun are anything but short. Also, both of them lack functionality (the
> Microsoft driver implements JDBC 2.0, while the bridge is just a JDBC
> 1.0

That may have been true at one time, but the current drivers are JDBC3 and
JDBC4 compliant.

I have never had a problem with Microsoft's JDBC drivers. They work fine.

The people that have really bad drivers are Oracle. Their drivers are
horrible.

> implementation) and have serious stability problems: the bridge crashes
> the
> JVM if the ODBC driver has any problem and Microsoft just has no
> intention
> of really supporting Java/JDBC.

That's just not true now. MS has full support for JDBC that works well.

It sounds to me like this site is filled with hyperbola and outdated
information.


George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
http://www.mhsoftware.com/
Voice: 303 438 9585


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