This post is about Eclipselink and my experience using it with the System i. It also describes some problems I ran into so you can avoid them if you try Eclipselink.
Eclipselink is Eclipse Persistence Services Project, version 1.0 was released July 9, 2008. See http://www.eclipse.org/eclipselink/ I wont go into the history and general explanations. For some background on Eclipelink see http://eclipse.dzone.com/articles/introducing-eclipselink. I will say that Eclipselink based on 12 years of commercial usage as Oracless Toplink product. Eclipselink is mature and solid.
The focus of this post is
- Eclipselink is easy to use and works well with DB2 on System I and
- solutions to some problems that I ran into.