|Oracle8i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference
JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) is a standard Java interface for connecting to relational databases from Java. The JDBC standard was defined by Sun Microsystems, allowing individual providers to implement and extend the standard with their own JDBC drivers.
JDBC is based on the X/Open SQL Call Level Interface, and complies with the SQL92 Entry Level standard.
In addition to the standard JDBC API, Oracle drivers have extensions to properties, types, and performance.