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JBoss Portal Server Development by Ramanujam Rao

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Chapter 7. Databases and Portal

Databases today are an inseparable part of enterprise applications. Portals use databases both, internally to support portal server requirements, and also as a part of custom portlets written using a persistence mechanism. JBoss portal uses Hibernate, a very popular Object Relationship Management(ORM)tool, as its persistence provider. With its support for all major databases and powerful functionality that cleanly separates application code from database-specific implementations, Hibernate offers a strong model suitable for adoption for portal functionality.

In the next few sections, we will talk about how Hibernate is used internally by JBoss applications and how applications can integrate database support in portlet ...

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