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From "Timko, Cheryl A." <>
Subject RE: Production use of Connection Pooling
Date Mon, 05 May 2003 16:56:35 GMT
Have you encountered any performance issues?

We performed load testing on both the DBCP and our "custom" database
connection pool.  What we found is that when 300 concurrent users are
accessing the DBCP, the response time average is 8 sec.  When we ran the
same test using our "custom" pool, the average response time is 2 sec. 

In both tests, we were testing the connection when borrowing it from the

Thanks in advance for your help.

- Cheryl

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Lawlor [] 
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 1:34 PM
Subject: Production use of Connection Pooling

I just went through a project where we looked at using the commons
pooling in a production application.


We found a number of serious problems with its use.  Anyone considering
production use of the commons pooling or any pooling product should be
aware of these issues.


We also documented some programming practices for using pooled


To see these look in the White Papers section of

for Jakarta_Pooling.doc and Proper_JDBC.doc


  -- Frank


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