The second big announcement of day one at EclipseCon covers a new collaboration between Eclipse, Sun and Oracle. The EclipseLink project has been selected as the reference implementation for the Java(TM) Persistence API (JPA) 2.0, JSR 317 standard.
The Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink), led by Oracle, delivers an open source runtime framework supporting key persistence standards. The EclipseLink project provides a rich set of services that address complex mapping, performance and scalability and advanced functionality required for enterprise Java applications.
JSR 317, the Java Persistence API, is the Java API for the management of persistence and object/relational mapping for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Java Platform, Standard Edition environments. As the reference implementation, EclipseLink will provide a commercial quality persistence solution that can be used in both Java SE and Java EE applications.
“Using EclipseLink as the reference implementation of JSR 317 is another great example of the JCP and Eclipse communities working together to streamline the development of Java software applications,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “Open collaboration such as this helps drive the wide adoption of technology.”
The project being used as the reference implementation is an important step for Eclipse, and shows the committment to the JCP.