Oracle has released an updated version of the TopLink Java development tool it recently acquired from WebGain, along with a road map pledging continued TopLink support for competitors' databases and application servers.
The new version, called Oracle9i Application Server TopLink 9.0.3, features support for Oracle9i AS connection-pooling technology, which enables multiple connections to a server. It is the first update of the product since Oracle acquired the technology and is now built in to Oracle9i AS. Also featured are performance optimizations and support for Service Pack 1 of the BEA WebLogic Server application server.
The Oracle road map for TopLink includes continued support for third-party application servers, including BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere, and databases such as IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server as well as those from Sybase and Informix. Future enhancements include adding support for direct access to data sources besides relational databases, including Web services and XML documents and files.
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