11 Providing Software as a Service

This chapter introduces Oracle TopLink features available for developing shared applications that run in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments.

Use Case

Users want to establish an SaaS environment, where applications and data are shared by multiple clients.


Use TopLink SaaS features, such as extensibility, client isolation, and external metadata sources.


11.1 Introduction to the Solution

The Oracle platform for SaaS includes TopLink, a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware. This allows you to build, deploy, and manage SaaS applications. With TopLink, you can manage persistence in cloud-enabled applications and services. TopLink provides flexible SaaS solutions that address client isolation, extensibility, and external metadata sources, while still maintaining high performance and scalability, making the persistence layer of these applications a critical component.

These features are discussed in the following chapters: