In this tutorial, we will look at different MySQL Connectors. MySQL works with many drivers(software programs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
The drivers act as bridges between the MySQL Server and the client programs that communicate using a particular protocol. These drivers comprise the family of MySQL Connectors.
MySQL connectors are useful for providing MySQL connectivity in heterogeneous environments. It is not necessary for the server to be running on the same machine or for the server to be running the same operating system as the client. For example, a client running on a Windows machine can run client applications that can connect and access MySQL Server running on a Linux server host.
The connectors are available for Windows and Linux operating systems. They are available as separate packages. To use a connector, you must install it on the client host. Some connectors are developed by MySQL and some are developed by the MySQL Community. To download the drivers and for more information can be found at:
Some of the API connectors supported by MySQL are as follows:
|Java (JDBC Driver)|
|Driver for Node.js|
|Driver for Python|
The Native C client library is the standard client/server protocol implementation from MySQL which allows developers to embed MySQL directly into their applications.
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