What is SQLJ and why would I want to use it instead of JDBC?
SQL/J is a technology, originally developed by Oracle Corporation, that enables you to embed SQL statements in Java. The purpose of the SQLJ API is to simplify the development requirements of the JDBC API while doing the same thing. Some major databases (Oracle, Sybase) support SQLJ, but others do not. Currently, SQLJ has not been accepted as a standard, so if you have to learn one of the two technologies, I recommend JDBC.