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Oracle Releases Oracle(R) TopLink(R) 11g Based on EclipseLink

Provides Developers High-Performance, Scalable and Flexible Solution for Java Persistence

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle OpenWorld --

    News Facts

    -- Delivering on its commitment to the Java developer community, Oracle
       today announced the immediate availability of Oracle TopLink
       (http://www.oracle.com/tools/toplink_adf.html) 11g, a component of
       Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware
       (http://www.oracle.com/products/middleware/index.html).
    -- Oracle TopLink 11g, an advanced object-relational persistence framework
       based on the open source EclipseLink project, introduces seamless
       integration with Oracle Coherence, flexible Object-XML binding, and
       provides out-of-the-box compatibility with Oracle WebLogic Server and
       Java frameworks including Oracle Application Development Framework
       (ADF) 11g.
    -- Oracle will also now provide professional commercial support for
       EclipseLink.
    -- EclipseLink is based on a previous version of Oracle TopLink, which
       Oracle contributed to the Eclipse Foundation in 2006.
    -- Today's announcement supports Oracle's strategy of delivering complete,
       integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based
       middleware and database architecture. Oracle's approach helps customers
       to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides
       greater choice and flexibility.


    Comprehensive High-Performance Java Persistence Platform

    -- Oracle TopLink 11g enhances the industry standard Java Persistence API
       (JPA) with advanced object-relational features for flexibility,
       performance, clustering, and scalability required for enterprise
       application deployments.
    -- Highlights of Oracle TopLink 11g include:
       -- JPA-enabled Data Grid:  Provides seamless integration with Oracle
          Coherence, allowing applications to leverage in-memory data grid
          capabilities through the standard JPA programming model, and
          developers to leverage extreme performance without having to learn a
          new programming model.
       -- Flexible Object-XML binding:  Supports efficient manipulation of XML
          through a Java domain model using JAXB and the ability to interact
          with unstructured data through Service Data Objects (SDO) --
          reducing the need to integrate multiple point solutions.
       -- Hot-Pluggable Enhancements:
          -- Support on Oracle WebLogic Server for both application and
             container managed JPA applications, JAXB, and SDO, with continued
             support for Oracle Application Server as well as IBM WebSphere
             and Red Hat JBoss;
          -- Out-of-the-box compatibility with Oracle ADF 11g and Spring
             Framework -- allowing reduced training costs and providing rapid
             application development;
          -- Leading integration with advanced features of Oracle Database
             11g -- including support for VPD, Proxy Authentication, XDB,
             Object-Relational, Spatial, PL/SQL, Stored Procedures/Function
             and advanced query extensions;
          -- Continued support for a wide range of commercial and open source
             databases including IBM DB/2, Sybase, Microsoft SQLServer, MySQL,
             Java DB, and others.
    -- Oracle Customer Services provides complete coverage of Oracle TopLink
       with the world's leading portfolio of IT lifecycle-based service and
       support offerings.   Oracle Customer Services is focused on helping
       customers maximize their success with Oracle solutions while lowering
       the total cost of ownership through continued advances in providing
       personalized, proactive support and knowledge management capabilities.


    Supporting Quote

    -- "Oracle continues to demonstrate it's commitment to Java and open
       source, while recognizing that support services and commercial
       extensions can make a strong, positive impact on enterprise adoption,"
       said Dennis Leung, vice president Software Development, Oracle Fusion
       Middleware, Oracle.  "With its enhanced persistence features and
       compatibility with other key infrastructure software, Oracle TopLink
       11g helps developers significantly ease the development process."


    Availability and Pricing

    -- Under the Oracle Technology Network license, Oracle TopLink 11g is free
       to download (http://tinyurl.com/4enavv) for evaluation and use during
       development.  A production license is included with all editions of
       Oracle Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server, or can be
       licensed separately.
    Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

    Supporting Resources

    -- Oracle TopLink (http://www.oracle.com/tools/toplink_adf.html)
    -- OTN: Oracle TopLink
       (http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/toplink/index.html)
    -- TopLink Q&A (http://tinyurl.com/3mxb94)
    -- Oracle Becomes Board Member of Eclipse Foundation
       (http://tinyurl.com/4akvfy)
    -- Oracle Proposes Open Source Persistence Project at Eclipse Foundation
       (http://tinyurl.com/2nfvwh)
    -- EclipseLink (http://www.eclipse.org/eclipselink/)
    -- Eclipse Announces EclipseLink Project to Deliver JPA 2.0 Reference
       Implementation
       (http://www.eclipse.org/org/press-release/20080317_Eclipselink.php)

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