Following are the new features of JDBC:
Makes JDBC calls: While using JDBC Java applications can make JDBC calls these calls submit SQL statements to the driver which in turn accesses the data from the database.
Portability: JDBC provides wide level portability.
Using JDBC you can request any type of queries from the database.
You can use JDBC with different Java applications such like Java Applets, Java Servlets, Java Server Pages (JSPs). Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs). To communicate with database.
JDBC provides support for advanced datatypes such as BLOB, CLOB etc.
Using JDBC you can set save points for database and layer you can rollback to desired save point.
Using JDBC you can send multiple updates to database and this is known as batch updating.