Originally posted by sandesh pawar: hi, Can u tell me whats a difference between thin driver and oci driver.In what they come.which is the fastest and why.Which is more sensible to use and why?
Difference between OCI and thin: Oracle JDBC docs ( need to register with Oracle site ) Performance difference between the two drivers: Java Programming with Oracle JDBC - By Donald Bales Deployment differences - the thin drivers are a self-contained jar file that can just be added to the classpath to use where as the OCI drivers require a full install of the Oracle client on every machine. I prefer the thin drivers as they make deployment of my apps easier. I have not experienced any performance problems in 3 years of using the thin drivers. Jamie