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These days nearly every sizable organization has either implemented some form of SOA or has it on their roadmap. They quickly find that SOA efforts tend to expand like spider webs, eventually touching every corner of IT as well as the business itself. Due to the vital role that data pl...
It's been over three years since the JDBC Expert Group held its first meeting to gather requirements, requests, and pipe dreams for the JDBC 4.0 specification. In that meeting, we discussed a wide variety of topics, including performance enhancements, clarifications on the existing JDB...
Pooling is great - except it's not very tunable. It's hard to map end users back to connections in the pool, and if a connection ever becomes invalid inside the pool, expunging only that connection from the pool is nearly impossible; JDBC 4.0 addresses all these drawbacks.
There was no ticker tape parade to accompany the release of the JDBC 3.0 specification, but many will be pleasantly surprised at its list of enhancements that include everything from performance-tuning options to support for extended-level database features.
What's the best way to develop and fine-tune your WebSphere applications to run faster, jump higher…and make fewer trips to the database? When creating optimized WebSphere applications that access data on your DB2 database, what kinds of challenges do you face? Creating DB2-enabled Web...
By now, everyone knows that XML is all about data. Unfortunately, that's about all most people know about it. Depending on whom you talk to, XML is projected to be the framework for replacing all software currently in existence or it's seen as an interesting niche technology. The futur...
While Java databases have become essential for Web applications, developing performance-oriented Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) applications can be challenging. But by following tried-and-true approaches, it is possible to develop and fine-tune JDBC applications to make them run fas...