Symantec launches data access software for linking Java applications running in Web browsers to vast corporate databases.
dbAnywhere uses the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API from Sun Microsystems' JavaSoft division to link applications written in Java to databases from Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft, and other vendors.
dbAnywhere works in conjunction with Java development tools, such as Symantec's Caf?, or Microsoft's J++. It generates a run-time data access engine that allows Java developers to write to a single API and access multiple databases. The dbAnywhere code runs only on client machines, not server systems, simplifying maintenance and application deployment.
dbAnywhere is in beta testing. A preview version can be downloaded from Symantec's Web site. Pricing and a final ship date have not been announced.