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You only connect to the database using ODBC if you use the Type-1 driver also known as the jdbc-odbc bridge. Types 2 and 3 are a mixture (you can search the forum for a more complete definition), but Type-4 drivers are Java libraries usually developped by the database vendor which allows Java code to talk directly to the database ie no ODBC, no client-side installations, all Java and the Database.
I think if you want your application to talk directly o the database without JDBC or ODBC, you will have to search for documentation of each of those databases
But why would you want to do that? Are you trying to use something specific that is available in the vendor's native API? Or are you trying to do regular database access? Most major database vendors supply their own JDBC drivers, and I guess a JDBC driver implemented by the database vendor would be much more efficient than anything that I can come up with
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Dear Jayesh Lalwani,
So can you help me to know the native driver for each of those databases.