Improving performance and reliability (JDBC)

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One aspect of application development that is common to all applications is the constant need to improve performance and reliability. There are many techniques to satisfy this need with the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server.

The articles in this section describe various techniques for improving application performance and reliability when using the JDBC driver.

In this section

Article Description
Closing objects when not in use Describes the importance of closing JDBC driver objects when they're no longer needed.
Managing transaction size Describes techniques for improving transaction performance.
Working with statements and result sets Describes techniques for improving performance when using the Statement or ResultSet objects.
Using adaptive buffering Describes an adaptive buffering feature, which is designed to retrieve any kind of large-value data without the overhead of server cursors.
Sparse columns Discusses the JDBC driver's support for SQL Server sparse columns.
Prepared statement metadata caching for the JDBC driver Discusses the techniques for improving performance with prepared statement queries.
Using bulk copy API for batch insert operation Describes how to enable Bulk Copy API for batch insert operations and its benefits.
Not sending String parameters as Unicode When working with CHAR, VARCHAR, and LONGVARCHAR data, users can set the connection property sendStringParametersAsUnicode to false for optimal performance gain.

See also

Overview of the JDBC driver