MySQL Database Connectors


The open-source MySQL database server has three broad classes of connectors--tools that allow programmers to manipulate data via various interfaces among other programs. They are:

  • MySQL Connector/ODBC: This lets you connect to a MySQL database server using the Open Database Connectivity database programming interfaces on all Microsoft Windows and most Unix platforms, including Linux, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX and Mac OS X. The most current version is 3.5.1.

  • MySQL Connector/J: This is a native Java driver that converts Java Database Connectivity calls into the network protocol used by the MySQL database. It lets developers working with the Java programming language easily build programs and applets that interact with MySQL. It works with Apache's Jakarta Project, JBoss, BEA's WebLogic, IBM's VisualAge and WebSphere application server, Forte and other Java application servers. The most current version is 3.0.

  • MySQL Connector/C++: This is a C++ programming interface for accessing MySQL data. The most current version is 1.7.9.