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 New Features in 18.3 JDBC driver & Universal Connection Pool (UCP)

Whether on the cloud or on-premises, developing Java applications with Oracle Autonomous Databases is fast and simple. Java developers can take advantage of the latest features, such as Oracle Autonomous Database, performance self-tuning, high availability, in-memory processing, and pluggable databases to design and develop a high performant, scalable, and reliable applications. Oracle Database 18c JDBC driver introduces a new property file ( along with few other features that simplifies the connection to Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) and Autonomous Data Warehousing (ADW).

  • Java Standards: Supports JDK8, JDK9, JDK10, JDK11 and compliant to JDBC 4.2 by JDBC driver (ojdbc8.jar) and Universal Connection Pool (ucp.jar)
  • Performance features: New Oracle connection manager in traffic director mode, Universal Connection Pool (UCP), network compression over WAN (JDBC), and configurable connection health check frequency (UCP)
  • Scalability features: Oracle RAC data affinity, sharding APIs, shared pool for multitenant and sharded database, shard routing APIs for mid-tiers, and run time load balancing (RLB)
  • High Availability features: Transparent Application Continuity (TAC), support of concrete classes with AC, AC with DRCP, FAN support, and Transaction Guard (TG)
  • Connection and Security features: Supporting a file (e.g., to set connection properties, multiple ways to set TNS_ADMIN (e.g., part of connection URL, connection property, environment variable), setting server's domain name (DN) cert as a connection property, automatic provider resolution for OraclePKIProvider, automatic key store service (KSS) resolution, HTTPS proxy support, TLSv1.2 Support, Kerberos, Oracle Wallets, and JKS
  • Datatypes: Accessibility to PL/SQL associate arrays, REF CURSOR as IN bind variable, and API for verifying JSON column