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Database Middleware: Struggling with Performance?
Drivers are an extremely important component of database middleware, but they do not work in isolation. Instead, they are part of a multi-layered architecture that, in concert, handles the communication between a database application and the database management software. Thus, performance of database applications, whether measured by response time, throughput, or scalability, is affected by many things, each of which can be a limiting factor.
This white paper describes how these layers influence performance and how to optimize efficiency for data requests and responses that flow through these layers. In addition, this white paper provides details about how database drivers and specific application design and coding techniques can optimize hardware resources and relieve performance bottlenecks.