EclipseLink/FAQ/DBWS

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What is EclipseLink DBWS?

Overview

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.