|Oracle8i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference
Release 3 (8.1.7)
Part Number A83724-01
JDBC is used to connect to database resources. However, to include all changes to multiple databases within a transaction, you must use the JDBC connections within a JTA global transaction, which is described fully in this chapter. The process of including database SQL updates within a transaction is referred to as enlisting a database resource.
This chapter assumes that you have a working knowledge of JTA. The discussion focuses mostly on examples and explaining the differences between Sun Microsystems's JTA specification and the Oracle JTA implementation. See
http://www.javasoft.com for the Sun Microsystems JTA specification.