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Oracle TopLink, with its core features provided by EclipseLink, the open source persistence framework from the Eclipse Foundation, delivers a standards-based enterprise Java solution for all of your relational, XML, and JSON persistence requirements, based on high performance and scalability, developer productivity, and flexibility in architecture and design.


A variety of engineers use TopLink. Users of TopLink are expected to be proficient in the use of technologies and services related to TopLink (for example, Java Persistence API). This guide does not include details about related common tasks, but focuses on TopLink functionality.

Users of this guide include:

  • Developers who want to develop applications using any of the following technologies for persistence services:

    • Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.n plus EclipseLink JPA extensions

    • Java Architecture for XML Binding 2.n (JAXB) plus EclipseLink Object-XML extensions

    • EclipseLink Database Web Services (DBWS)

    Developers should be familiar with the concepts and programming practices of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE platform), and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE platform).

    Developers using EclipseLink JPA should be familiar with the concepts and programming practices of JPA 2.1, as specified in the Java Persistence Architecture 2.1 specification at http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=338.

    Developers using EclipseLink Object-XML should be familiar with the concepts and programming practices of JAXB 2.0, as specified in the Java Architecture for XML Binding 2.0 specification at http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/pfd/jsr222/index.html.

    Developers using EclipseLink DBWS should be familiar with the concepts and programming practices of JAX-WS 2.0, as specified in the Java API for XML-Based Web Services 2.0 specification at http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/pfd/jsr222/index.html.

  • Administrators and deployers who want to deploy and manage applications using TopLink persistence technologies. These users should be familiar with basic operations of the chosen application server.

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