Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1 Release Notes

Java Database Connectivity and Connection Pooling Support

Web Server provides out-of-the-box, seamless Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBCTM), technology and supports a wide range of industry-standard and customized JDBC drivers.

Web Server supports JDBC connection pooling, that is, a group of reusable connections for a particular database. Because creating each new connection is time consuming, the server maintains a pool of available connections to increase performance. When an application requests a connection, it obtains a connection from the pool. When an application closes a connection, the connection is returned to the pool.

For information on creating JDBC connection pools, see the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1 Administrator’s Guide.