What is EclipseLink DBWS?
For the current version, see: Developing Persistence Architectures Using EclipseLink Database Web Services, Release 2.4
For EclispeLink DBWS Overview, see http://www.eclipse.org/eclipselink/documentation/2.4/dbws/overview.htm
Who uses this feature?
Anyone who wishes to expose a database artifact as a Web Service.
Why do they use it?
EclipseLink DBWS provides a simple light-weight metadata model that requires no Java programming, yet is highly extensible.
What technologies apply?
EclipseLink JPA/ORM, MOXy, JAX-WS
What version of JavaSE does DBWS support?
Using the EclipseLink DBWS design-time tools requires JDK 1.6 (or higher) while the DBWS runtime requires JDK 1.5 or higher.