Now that Oracle owns the core Java platform, Jonathan Bruce says they have to be careful to handle the platform with the same neutrality that Sun did. He believes that Oracle has an opportunity to fix some of the things that people have wanted in terms of data access from the Java platform. The "JPA Renaissance," according to Jonathan, is one example of renewed interest in data access on the Java platform. He also believes that the NoSQL paradigm will have huge implications for the future of SQL and data persistence.
Jonathan Bruce is a Senior Product Manager at Progress DataDirect. His company is well known for their data drivers for the Java and .NET platforms. In this interview, Jonathan gives his thoughts on how JDBC and object-relational mapping will evolve over the coming years.