Developing Java Clients and Peers

A Java application can use the JDBC thin client driver to connect to a GemFire XD cluster and execute SQL statements. Or, a Java application can use the JDBC peer client driver to embed a GemFire XD peer process and participate as a member of the cluster.

Both drivers use the basic JDBC connection URL of jdbc:gemfirexd: where:
  • jdbc: is the protocol.

  • gemfirexd: is the subprotocol.