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Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash by Brett King, Karl Bishop, Ron Lynn

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Chapter 8. Database Access

Introduction

There is no doubt about it—the most common and critical part of any application is quick and efficient access to relational data. The relational database model has endured all the object-oriented thinking of the past couple decades and is as strong as ever. From the small company, all the way up to the largest enterprises, virtually everyone uses relational databases to persist company data. In this chapter, we cover how to utilize the tools available within WebSphere sMash to work with this data.

For simple applications, WebSphere sMash provides a deceptively simple data access layer called the Zero Resource Model (ZRM) that automatically handles the management of tables, and the resources to access ...

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