The OpenLink JDBC agent and OpenLink Database agents form the
OpenLink server components, In the prior section you would have
installed these components on the appropriate server machine.
Following installation you have to configure these server
components in order to enable connectivity between your backend
database(s) and your OpenLink Driver for JDBC. Both of these
components are exposed to your OpenLink Driver for JDBC via the
OpenLink Request Broker.
This new OpenLink release enables the direct connection to an
OpenLink Database agent from your OpenLink Java client classes, as
JDBC support in now built in to the database agents. Thus you no
longer have to connect via the OpenLink JDBC Agent proxy, as in the
past, although connection via this method is still supported.
Obviously connecting directly to the Database agent will provide
better performance, and is now the recomended connection method
OpenLink Database Agents are the OpenLink data access server
components that actually provide database connectivity services to
your OpenLink Driver for JDBC. A Database Agent exists for each
database engine supported by OpenLink, the supported database list
currently includes: Oracle, DB2, Informix, Sybase, Ingres,
Progress, Microsoft SQL Server, OpenLink Virtuoso, Solid,
PostgresSQL, and other ODBC based databases.
Please follow the instructions provided in the OpenLink Database
Agents configuration guide prior to attempting to use your OpenLink
Drivers for JDBC (if you haven't already done so as part of the