I just wanted to know the difference between AWS Data Source and JDBC Connection.
I mean I can achieve every thing using JDBC Connection for connecting with my AWS Resources , so why should I use AWS Data Source while creating a Data Source and connecting with AWS Sources.
I hope I am clear with my question.
Essentially they both use JDBC, the main difference is that the AWS Datasource does autodiscovery of your RDS and Redshift instances, sets the proper Security groups, drivers and creates the connection string (JDBC URI) for you without the need to dig into the EC2Console and get all the data.
Following page contains information on AWS Datasource. Seems like the main difference is ability to select from AWS Region.