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What is Federate?
Federate is a Java component that can be embedded in your Java application to provide integrated access to multiple data sources through a single uniform API. Federate is a query engine for joining and unioning data from multiple sources in an optimal manner. Using Federate, your applications can access information using standard JDBC and SQL, even if that information resides in more than one source or in sources that do not understand JDBC and SQL.


Is Federate a database management system?
Federate is not itself a database management system, though it will appear to be one to your applications since it provides a standard JDBC interface. Federate does not store any data. It merely acts as a "single point" interface for accessing data from your data sources in an optimal manner.


How can Federate be used?
Federate's JDBC driver can be used in any Java application. It is especially useful if your application needs an integrated view of multiple sources. Federate provides a single, uniform API – using standard JDBC and SQL – through which your application can access an integrated view of data from any sources.

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     <p><strong>What is Federate?</strong><br />
Federate is a Java component that can be embedded in your Java application to provide integrated access to multiple data sources through a single uniform API. Federate is a query engine for joining and unioning data from multiple sources in an optimal manner. Using Federate, your applications can access information using standard JDBC and SQL, even if that information resides in more than one source or in sources that do not understand JDBC and SQL.</p>
     <p><br /><strong>Is Federate a database management system?</strong><br />
Federate is not itself a database management system, though it will appear to be one to your applications since it provides a standard JDBC interface. Federate does not store any data. It merely acts as a &quot;single point&quot; interface for accessing data from your data sources in an optimal manner.</p>
     <p><br /><strong>How can Federate be used?</strong><br />
Federate's JDBC driver can be used in any Java application. It is especially useful if your application needs an integrated view of multiple sources. Federate provides a single, uniform API &ndash; using standard JDBC and SQL &ndash; through which your application can access an integrated view of data from any sources.</p>
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