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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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WAS J2C Implementation

Now that we've discussed some J2C generalities, let's move to specific J2C resources under WAS. We will use two examples of J2C implementation under WAS. First, we discuss the built-in Relational Resource Adapter (RRA) and how it is a “special” case, and then we install a more traditional resource adapter and discuss its settings and configuration in detail.

WebSphere Relational Resource Adapter

WAS ships with a built-in J2C resource known as the WebSphere Relational Resource Adapter (RRA). This adapter is used by WAS to provide JDBC access to databases. Essentially, it connects JDBC drivers into the J2C framework that is part of WAS. By doing this, the JDBC and J2C resources can leverage the same common infrastructure. ...

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