I am very pleased to announce a significant advancement for anyone who works with JBoss and are rightly considering how to connect to their data sources, using the best-of-breed JDBC drivers. I think John Goodson, VP for Product Operations and Marketing at DataDirect sums it up best:
“Based on previous successes DataDirect Technologies and JBoss have enjoyed in several production environments, we are happy to formalize this relationship by certifying our drivers against JBoss middleware,” added Goodson. “This is only good news for JBoss customers who need world class access to commercial databases.”
Opensource continues to gain traction, but interestingly a parralell demand grows ahead of this curve driven by developer and enterprise application need to access their data in most optimized way possible. This announcement underscores how mixed-source will become and remain a compelling solution for a broad set of applications.
You can find more details about this and what it means for your development organization here.