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The Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink) provides a comprehensive set of persistence infrastructure with a common foundation. The project is divided up into several components addressing the various persistence services and supporting infrastructure to assist consumers in their use of the project. These components are reflected in the source repository and the bug database.


The foundation component is primarily the common mapping and runtime persistence infrastructure leveraged by the other components. It also contains the native object-relational and object-XML functionality.


'NOTE: 'Currently called ORM. Proposed re-name of this component to JPA

The Java Persistence API (JPA) of EclipseLink provides a rich object-relational solution delivering a JPA compliant implementation with many advanced capabilities for complex enterprise Java applications.


NOTE: Currently called OXM


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The Service Data Objects (SDO) component of EclipseLink provides a complete SDO 2.1 implementation as well as many advanced features ...


The Database Web Services (DBWS) component of EclipseLink will provide the capability to easily expose a back-end data source as a web service with flexible control over the data source access and the XML payload used in the web services operations.


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The Enterprise information System component of EclipseLink delivers persistence functionality for developers to access and manipulate persistent data in object form from non-relational data sources using Java Connector Architecture (JCA) resource adapters.


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A set of utilities to assist customer in their development and runtime usage of EclipseLink

  • Migration
    • Package Re-name utility
    • Oracle TopLink Migration Tool
    • TopLink Essentials Migration Tool
  • Workbench: Standalone mapping tool supporting externalized XML mapping


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The EclipseLink project offers a rich set of documentation maintained on the wiki. This component will enable tracking of bugs and enhancement requests in bugzilla for this content.


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One of the key success criteria of a runtime framework is providing access to a rich set of examples that consumers can try to quickly gain knowledge of how the various persistence services and features work. This component will deliver a comprehensive set of examples maintained and tested for each milestone and release.


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