Installed applications use JDBC providers to interact with relational databases.
The JDBC provider object supplies the specific JDBC driver implementation class for access to a specific vendor database. To create a pool of connections to that database, you associate a data source with the JDBC provider. Together, the JDBC provider and the data source objects are functionally equivalent to the Java EE JCA connection factory, which provides connectivity with a non-relational database.
For a current list of supported providers, see the WAS prerequisite Web site. For detailed descriptions of the providers, including the supported data source classes and their required properties, refer to the topics on data source required minimum required settings, by vendor.
Set a JDBC provider and data source
Set a JDBC provider
Set a data source
Set a JDBC provider using scripting
Set new data sources using scripting
Set new WAS40 data sources using scripting
Create and configuring a JDBC provider and data source using the Java Management Extensions API
Set data access for the Application Client
Migrate applications to use data sources of the current JavaEE Connector Architecture (JCA)
Data source minimum required settings, by vendor
WAS prerequisite Web site http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/doc/latest/prereq.html