Understanding your data is critical for processes that range from analytics to transformation to storage and replication. The JDBC standard provides a straightforward means of accessing database metadata, whether programmatically from Java applications or in JDBC-driven tools and applications. With the CData JDBC Drivers, you can access metadata from more than 110+ data sources, working with a relational model of your RDBMS, SaaS, Big Data, and even NoSQL data.
This article will walk through using the CData JDBC Drivers in Java code to connect to a data source and retrieve and view data source metadata enabling deeper understanding and improved consumption. While the examples and sample code refer to the CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce, the principals can be applied to any of the CData JDBC drivers.