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J2EE™ Applications and BEA™ WebLogic Server™ by Sandra L. Emerson, Rob Woollen, Michael Girdley

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Database and Transaction Support

Database and transaction support is provided (behind the scenes) by JDBC and the JTA. The high-level interface to database use is provided by EJB.

Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)

JDBC is the Java standard for database connectivity. The JDBC specification provides everything needed to connect to databases from a standard set of Java APIs. Vendors supply JDBC “drivers” that map this standard set of Java APIs to the specifics of the underlying database.

WebLogic Server provides a number of JDBC drivers for different databases. You can, however, use almost any JDBC driver for a WebLogic Server–supported database, even drivers from vendors other than BEA Systems. WebLogic Server supports JDBC drivers for Oracle, ...

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