Hi All,

I have been updating some documentation stuff for the Apache Geronimo version 1.1 from the last month. The given table gives some of the JDBC features for Geronimo version 1.0. Is this content is still valid for the Geronimo v1.1 too?

Feature Description
JDBC access Geronimo does not have any direct integration with JDBC but supports access through the generic J2CA framework. The TranQL project has J2CA adapters for various databases.
JCA implementation Geronimo supports the JCA 1.5 specification and is backward compatible to the JCA 1.0 specification.
Data sources supported TranQL has generic wrappers for data source, ConnectionPoolDatasource, and XADataSource.
Data source failover TranQL has specialized drivers for certain databases (including Apache Derby, Oracle and soon DB2) that provide a tighter integration with the advanced features of the driver.
It is at this level that features such as load-balancing and failover would be provided. You can also use a C-JDBC wrapper for providing database clustering and failover.
XA support Supports XA transactions, Local Transactions, and No transaction.
Connection Manager Configurability The J2CA framework is interceptor based which allows different parts of the connection framework to be plugged in.
JTA implementation Transaction support is provided through JOTM and HOWL.
Connection pooling and management Custom Geronimo Code and TranQL used for connection pooling and management.
Legacy driver support Geronimo provides this through the TranQL- connector JDBC to JCA wrapper in Geronimo. Supports JDBC 3.0 and 2.1.


Lasantha Ranaweera
Senior Software Engineer,
Lanka Software Foundation,
Sri Lanka.