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Connecting from an application

You can use DataDirect Cloud to provide access to cloud data stores for packaged applications and custom applications. Packaged applications define their own way of specifying a JDBC connection. However, the JDBC URL for packaged applications will be identical to the URL you would use in a custom application.
Once the DataDirect Cloud Driver for JDBC is installed and configured, you can connect from a custom application to a DataDirect Cloud Data Source in either of the following ways:
*Using the JDBC Driver Manager, by specifying the connection URL in the DriverManager.getConnection() method. See Connecting Using the JDBC Driver Manager for more information.
*Creating a JDBC data source that can be accessed through the Java Naming Directory Interface (JNDI). See Connecting using JDBC Data Sources for sample code that you can use as a template for creating and using your own JDBC data sources.
The following topics describe how to connect to cloud data stores using JDBC.
* Connecting Using the JDBC Driver Manager
* Connecting using JDBC Data Sources