Being able to use JDatabase is vital when you start developing for Joomla and the tutorial is split into two independent parts:
The table below outlines the database and storage connectors available for Joomla! as well as which version of Joomla they became available in.
To make a connector available in Joomla's installer or global configuration manager, you will need to ensure the PHP library is installed (E.g. for PHP5 and MySQL the php5-mysql library would need to be installed).
|Microsoft SQL Server|
|Microsoft SQL Azure|
|PHP Data Objects (PDO)*|