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Sun Microsystems is endorsing a Java project from the Eclipse Foundation, but don't think the battle for figurehead status in the Java community is over. The EclipseLink project has been selected by Sun as the reference implementation for the Java Persistence 2.0 API, which is working its way through the Java Community Process …

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Oracle's ORDBMS technology?

"This isn't any ordinary Eclipse project. EclipseLink is an Oracle-led effort based on tried-and-tested object/relational mapping technology from Oracle's TopLink software that the database giant, and Sun partner, donated to Eclipse last May"

Hmmm ORDBMS technology?

You should talk to IBM. Informix's IDS *is* the benchmark on ORDBMS.

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JPA for portability

Very intriguing move from Glassfish owners, kind of signals a competitive front with JBoss over Hibernate more than an ongoing battle over porting WebLogic accounts, but perhaps this is an embrace-and-extend strategy, or maybe there just isn't a lot of strategic competitive analysis going on at Sun (apologies, i know this is not true)...

OSGi has not been formally suppported by Glassfish, AFAIK, even though they are doing their own 'modularity' campaign; i can't help but think that there is a reference to Spring support coming from Sun, beyond just JAX support, which seems rather disheartening considering the anti-EJB campaign being waged by SpringSource exec's...

JPA is a natural for Oracle, though they were beaten to the punch by Gavin King, and given a lifeline by Glassfish v. 1 with TopLink support; given the BEAS acquisition, there seems to be some maneuvering prior to the decision of Orion v. WL...

the b.l. is that JEE continues to offer a portability value proposition that nothing else can offer, if we can ever get to a marketplace where Geronimo/WebSphere, NetWeaver/SAP, WebLogic/Oracle, Glassfish/Sun, and JBoss/RedHat can provide true inter-operability of apps, the conditions for a marketplace of components and independent developer offerings will be satisfied...

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