In the Administration Console, connector, JMS, and JDBC resources are handled differently, but they use the same underlying Connector architecture. In the GlassFish Server, all communication to an EIS, whether to a message provider or an RDBMS, happens through the Connector architecture. To provide JMS infrastructure to clients, the GlassFish Server uses the GlassFish Message Queue software. To provide JDBC infrastructure to clients, the GlassFish Server uses its own JDBC system resource adapters. The GlassFish Server automatically makes these system resource adapters available to any client that requires them.
For more information about JMS in the GlassFish Server, see Chapter 17, Using the Java Message Service. For more information about JDBC in the GlassFish Server, see Chapter 14, Using the JDBC API for Database Access.