Oracle GlassFish Server support for the Java Persistence API includes all required features described in the Java Persistence Specification, also known as JSR 317. The Java Persistence API can be used with non-EJB components outside the EJB container.
The Java Persistence API provides an object/relational mapping facility to Java developers for managing relational data in Java applications. For basic information about the Java Persistence API, see Part VI, Persistence, in The Java EE 6 Tutorial.
This chapter contains GlassFish Server specific information on using the Java Persistence API.
The following topics are addressed here:
Note - The default persistence provider in the GlassFish Server is based on the EclipseLink Java Persistence API implementation. All configuration options in EclipseLink are available to applications that use the GlassFish Server's default persistence provider.
Note - The Web Profile of the GlassFish Server supports the EJB 3.1 Lite specification, which allows enterprise beans within web applications, among other features. The full GlassFish Server supports the entire EJB 3.1 specification. For details, see JSR 318.