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08 May 2013
JDBC and JRE Supported combinations.

Greetings.
In our Teradata community we have a variety of Teradata JDBC 13 and 13.10 releases coupled with JREs ranging from 1.4 to 1.6 in various supported combinations.  
In order to stay out in front of security alerts against the Java Runtime, our Corporate Server Support  is forming a  schedule to replace all JRE with versions of Java7 and a strategy to stay fairly current with JRE/JDK footprints going forward.  
 
Here is my concern, and my question:
I read where JDBC 13.10  is only certified thru JRE 1.6   .  If I do nothing with respect to jdbc upgrades, will I fall out of compliance when JRE is upgraded to 1.7? In order to remain supportable (perhaps even operational?) , do I need to upgrade my JDBCs to 14 prior to the upgrade of Java JRE?  
 
 

Dave Hays Senior Analyst Enterprise Information Management Caterpillar, Inc.
tomnolan 594 posts Joined 01/08
08 May 2013

Our Teradata JDBC Driver supported platform matrix is available here on Developer Exchange:
http://developer.teradata.com/doc/connectivity/jdbc/reference/current/platformMatrix.html
 
You are correct that Teradata JDBC Driver 13.10 and earlier versions are not supported for use with JDK/JRE 7.
 
Teradata JDBC Driver 14.0 or 14.10 are supported for use with JDK/JRE 7, and Yes, we recommend that you upgrade your Teradata JDBC Driver first before upgrading your JRE version. Teradata JDBC Driver 14.0 and 14.10 support JDK/JRE 1.4.2 through 7, so unless you are still using some really old JRE 1.4.0 or 1.4.1 versions, you will be OK.
 

ficklingIan 2 posts Joined 05/13
28 Feb 2014

Good post - I am looking into upgrading a client form 13.10 to 14.10, is their a similiar matix for ODBC connectivity ?

Ian Fickling

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